15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Moresby
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Red Hill
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Port Moresby

2
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Moresby in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Raspins Beach. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Darlington Vineyard (in Orford). On the 13th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Orford
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Friendly Beaches. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Red Hill.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
day
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Greens Bush.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Red Hill day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Coles Bay to Red Hill with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Bush
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Greens Bush ©
Greens Bush

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip site .

You can drive from Red Hill to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. In April in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Gold Coast is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at GOMA and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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