15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Queenscliff
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Rosebud
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yanakie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Buchan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Jindabyne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Queenscliff.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
nights
Queenscliff

Queenscliff ©
Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria, Australia, south of Swan Bay at the entrance to Port Phillip. Change things up with these side-trips from Queenscliff: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, & more), Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring) and Greens Bush (in Main Ridge). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at The Rip.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Queenscliff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Queenscliff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Queenscliff are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rosebud.

Things to do in Queenscliff

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Quealy Winemakers, Pulpit Rock, Greens Bush, Seal Rock
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The Rip ©
The Rip
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

2
nights
Rosebud

Rosebud ©
On the 24th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, then admire the striking features of Heronswood, and finally tee off at Rosebud Park Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rosebud online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Queenscliff to Rosebud by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Rosebud are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yanakie.

Things to do in Rosebud

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Pulpit Rock, Heronswood, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary ©
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©

3
nights
Yanakie

Yanakie ©
Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.Yanakie is a Koori name from the Gunai language interpreted as meaning "between waters".DescriptionAs the nearest town to the major tourist destination of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Yanakie has several accommodation options including caravan parks with boat ramps, self-contained cabins, B&Bs, and camping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yanakie: Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop (in Fish Creek), Wilsons Promontory National Park (Wilsons Promontory National Park, Norman Lookout, & more) and Cape Liptrap Coastal Park (in Walkerville). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanakie/Duck Point Loop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yanakie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rosebud to Yanakie takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Yanakie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park ©
Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
Norman Lookout ©
Norman Lookout

1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, head off the coast to The Lakes National Park, and then don't miss a visit to Mitchell River Silt Jetties.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bairnsdale online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yanakie to Bairnsdale in 3 hours. February in Bairnsdale sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Buchan.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Lakes National Park, Mitchell River Silt Jetties
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Mitchell River Silt Jetties ©
Mitchell River Silt Jetties

1
night
Buchan

Buchan ©
Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Sat), Head underground at Buchan Caves.

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Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Buchan takes an hour. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Buchan

Nature Parks
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves

1
night
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jindabyne, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, and then fly down the slopes at Snowy Mountains.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jindabyne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Buchan to Jindabyne in 4 hours. In March in Jindabyne, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Snowy Mountains
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Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne

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