15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing app .

Boracay, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Melbourne is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Boracay in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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 appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

3
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.
On the 30th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, then explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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