15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum and then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Faulconbridge tour planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Faulconbridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Faulconbridge, with lows of 14°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums

Side Trip

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra itinerary planner.

Drive from Faulconbridge to Canberra in 3.5 hours. In April, Canberra is a bit cooler than Faulconbridge - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and see the interesting displays at Federation Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in April since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel route planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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