15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Moscow

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip app .

Moscow, Russia to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Melbourne is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moscow in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
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 9th (Fri): engage your brain at Questacon, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canberra online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Becket Church, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planning app .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Visiting Nourlangie Rock and Jim Jim Falls will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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