15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Armidale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
8
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St. Mary's Cathedral, Free Tours Sydney, Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and St. Andrew's Cathedral. Brett Whiteley Studio and Brislington Medical and Nursing Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Laserblast (in Charmhaven) and MacKenzie Reserve (in Budgewoi). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the galleries of Art Gallery of NSW, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and tour the water at your own pace with Sea Sydney Harbour.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Sydney Observatory ©
Sydney Observatory
Fort Denison Island ©
Fort Denison Island

few
hours
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Sublime Point Lookout has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Leura travel route planning app .

Leura is just a short distance from Katoomba. March in Leura sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.
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Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Blue Mountains has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. March in Katoomba sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll set off for Leura on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature Parks Shopping
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Katoomba Antique Centre ©
Katoomba Antique Centre

2
nights
Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Waterfall Way has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and then steep yourself in history at Booloominbah Historic House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Dangars Falls, learn about winemaking at Petersons Armidale Winery, and then admire all the interesting features of Waterfall Way.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Armidale attractions planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Armidale by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Royal National Park.

Things to do in Armidale

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Uralla
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McCrossin's Mill Museum ©
McCrossin's Mill Museum
Sunhill Dairy Goats ©
Sunhill Dairy Goats

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Byron Visitor Centre. On the 5th (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Byron Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach, then explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth, and finally get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, make a trip to Big Prawn, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pat Morton Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Armidale.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, wander the streets of West End, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End

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nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online holiday planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Whitsunday Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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