15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Durban

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Durban, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Durban to Sydney. Traveling from Durban in June, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Wheel of Brisbane. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online vacation builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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