15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta


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2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Take a break from the city and head to Gnarabup Beach and Mammoth Cave. Shop till you drop at Moon Haven Natural Products and Mukau Giftware & Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point and Head underground at Lake Cave.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online vacation builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Margaret River is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Yallingup Beach, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Albany holiday planning tool .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nanarup Beach
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip tool .

Fly from Albany to Melbourne in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Hobart

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 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 December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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 30th (Sun), stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hobart to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Gold Coast is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Coogee Beach and Manly Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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