15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
5
Canberra
— 1 night
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Revolutions Transport Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos, and finally stroll through Scarborough Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Penguin Island, steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth travel route planner .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Perth due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Penguin Island, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, The Fremantle Round House
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, relax in the rural setting at Beerenberg Farm, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip planning tool .

Getting from Perth to Adelaide by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in January, you will find days in Adelaide are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, ISKCON Adelaide, Beerenberg Farm
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Appreciate the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Opossum Bay Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Adelaide to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Scott Leggo Gallery, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Canberra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and then stroll through Moffat Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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