15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Katoomba
— 1 day
train:  2​h
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Winnipeg


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1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
National Gallery of Victoria has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St, and finally shop like a local with Melbourne Central.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Winnipeg to Melbourne, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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hours
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip builder website .

Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 13th (Mon), explore the activities along Carisbrook Creek, take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall, then get great views at Mariners Lookout, and finally stop by High on Heels.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay road trip app .

Getting from Port Campbell to Apollo Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Apollo Bay Golf Club ©
Apollo Bay Golf Club
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout
Carisbrook Waterfall ©
Carisbrook Waterfall

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, then browse the exhibits of Surfcoastimages Gallery, and finally have fun at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Torquay vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

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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.
Sydney Jewish Museum and Observatory Hill will appeal to museum buffs. The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, stroll through Tamarama Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Torquay in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cronulla Beach Walk, Tamarama Beach, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 18th (Sat), browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, trek along The Giant Stairway, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 8°C in Katoomba. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lincoln's Rock
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

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nights
Sydney

Sydney
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flynn Memorial Uniting Church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. You'll set off for Kings Canyon on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Casinos Fun & Games
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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
On the 21st (Tue), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kings Creek Station.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon tour builder website .

Drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Historic Sites Tours
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Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station
Helicopter Tours

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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 22nd (Wed): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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