15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Neiafu
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Neiafu


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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online journey planner .

Neiafu, Tonga to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Tonga Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Neiafu in October, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Kings Beach and Natural Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Pelican Feeding in Labrador--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore, stroll through Moffat Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

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Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Coogee Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney online travel planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Granite Island and Brighton Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cleland Wildlife Park and Blowhole Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Kaiki Walk - Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Patritti Winery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Adelaide, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Cleland Wildlife Park, Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Brighton Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

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