15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
7
Ballarat
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): have fun at Exitus, kick back and relax at Frankston Beach, and then get great views at Olivers Hill Lookout. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about winemaking at TreAnd, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frankston, TreAnd, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Spas
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Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Spas
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. We've included these beaches for you: Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bronte Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond (in Wollongong) and Symbio Wildlife Park (in Helensburgh). There's more to do: stroll through Clovelly Beach and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, Symbio Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Esplanade Boardwalk and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Wangetti to see Rex Lookout about 54 minutes away.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rex Lookout, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, then wander the streets of North Terrace, and then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, admire all the interesting features of Beerenberg Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cleland Conservation Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Adelaide sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park, Beerenberg Farm
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Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Conservation Park ©
Cleland Conservation Park

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and then kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island tour planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ballarat visit planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Ballarat by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 10th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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