15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Leura
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Jeddah

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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Craft Victoria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip tool .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

3
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: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
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. On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leura road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Leura, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
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 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leura in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Anbangbang Billabong and Ubirr. Take a break from the city and head to Yellow Water and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, and steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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