15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Gothenburg

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay online holiday maker .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Torquay is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gothenburg to Torquay, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in January, things will get much warmer in Torquay: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Questacon, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canberra holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, push the limits with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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