15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Lagos

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Faulconbridge to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday planner .

Lagos, Nigeria to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. While traveling from Lagos, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get curious at Questacon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Old Parliament House, then explore the galleries of Scott Leggo Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Strathnairn Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Canberra is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Federation Square, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in August, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Lungkata Walk. Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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