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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Eight Hour Day Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route builder tool .

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 March, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Seacliff Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and then admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 7th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Adelaide to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in March, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Family-friendly places like Cairns Aquarium and Muddy's Playground will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns journey builder site .

Getting from Darwin to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground
Cairns Aquarium ©
Cairns Aquarium

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 11th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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