15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cockington Green and Floriade. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Portrait Gallery and Australian War Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, take in the exciting artwork at Strathnairn Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary maker website .

Adelaide to Canberra is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Canberra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

3
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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 Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Fitzroy Gardens. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Healesville Sanctuary
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. On the 9th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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