15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rosebud
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Halls Gap
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planning app .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rosebud.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Rosebud

Rosebud ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, relax in the rural setting at Hart's Farm, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Pinnacles Lookout, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then take in the waterfront at Rhyll Jetty, and finally trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rosebud vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Rosebud takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rosebud can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Pinnacles Lookout, Hart's Farm, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, The Nobbies Centre
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©

3
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Halls Gap side-trips: Grampians Estate Cellar Door (in Great Western) and Langi Morgala Museum (in Ararat). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pinnacle, take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout, and have fun at Halls Gap swimming Pool.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Halls Gap tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Rosebud to Halls Gap in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, Grampians Estate Cellar Door, Langi Morgala Museum
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Climbing Tours
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (The Cedars & Hans Heysen Art Studio), Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda) and Greenock (Kalleske Wines & Murray Street Vineyards). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, get advice or help at State Library of South Australia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Halls Gap to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Greenock, Hahndorf, Langmeil Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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