15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
6
Albany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hobart when traveling from Port Macquarie in January, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Food Tours
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday builder .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then stroll through Stokes Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

1
day
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 31st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Albany road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Albany takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and stroll through Hamelin Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River travel route planner .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boranup, Yallingup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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