15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

5
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 Blue Mountains Tours as well as Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from the city and head to The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains Tours ©
Blue Mountains Tours

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Whitehaven Beach as well as Whitsundays Sailing Adventures. On the 25th (Mon), stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon and then explore the activities along Heart Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach travel planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures ©
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Cowes Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Half Moon Bay. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowes Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Cowes Beach ©
Cowes Beach

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Lady Bay, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Camp Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Murray Rose Pool and then kick back and relax at Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb ©
Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

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