15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Geelong
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool.

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks
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Geelong

— 1 night
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geelong tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Geelong

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday planner.

You can fly from Geelong to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geelong in July, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

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Newcastle

— 2 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 10th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Hanging Tree Wines, do a tasting at Harkham Wines, and then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk and then indulge your senses at Wine D Road Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.