15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h
5
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Clovelly. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 13th (Sun), engage your brain at Questacon and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra vacation maker site .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

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

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning app .

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Margaret River in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Get in touch with nature at Greens Pool and Cheynes Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albany's Historic Whaling Station and National Anzac Centre. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Anvil Beach (in Denmark). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Albany travel planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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