15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  32​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Midland

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island planner .

Midland, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Midland to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

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 The Johnston Collection. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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