15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Tenterfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kiama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Maitland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Grafton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 1 night
End: Brisbane

1
night
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tenterfield Saddler, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Girraween Estate Vineyard & Cellar Door, and finally contemplate the long history of World War 2 Tank Traps.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tenterfield trip itinerary maker tool .

Brisbane to Tenterfield is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door
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Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve ©
Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve
Tenterfield Saddler ©
Tenterfield Saddler

1
night
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse and then identify plant and animal life at Tamworth Marsupial Park.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tamworth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tenterfield to Tamworth takes 3.5 hours. In June in Tamworth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Tamworth Marsupial Park ©
Tamworth Marsupial Park

2
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo online day trip planner .

You can drive from Tamworth to Dubbo in 3.5 hours. In July in Dubbo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead

4
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 Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Questacon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian War Memorial and Ginninderra Village. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Canberra Reptile Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Canberra road trip planner.

You can fly from Dubbo to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, Canberra is slightly colder than Dubbo - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Kiama on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Canberra Reptile Zoo ©
Canberra Reptile Zoo

2
nights
Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and then get great views at Little Blowhole Reserve “Endeavour Lookout”. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse, then head outdoors with Bombo Headland, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kiama travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Kiama takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Kiama reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maitland.

Things to do in Kiama

Outdoors Museums Nature

Side Trips

HARS Aviation Museum, Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
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HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum
Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse ©
Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

1
night
Maitland

Maitland ©
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. On the 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Big UGG Boots, look for all kinds of wild species at Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Maitland using our trip planner.

You can drive from Kiama to Maitland in 4 hours. July in Maitland sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Grafton.

Things to do in Maitland

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
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Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay ©
Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk ©
The Big UGG Boots ©
The Big UGG Boots

2
nights
Grafton

Grafton ©
The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the galleries of Coldstream Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Schaeffer House Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grafton trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Maitland to Grafton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Grafton

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Coldstream Gallery
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Coldstream Gallery ©
Coldstream Gallery

1
night
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.
To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip tool .

Getting from Grafton to Brisbane by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Grafton in July, with lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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