15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Perth
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Melbourne

— 2 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.
Head to Federation Square and Collins St/Swanston Stfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at ArtVo and Victorian Artists' Society capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Brighton to see Brighton Beach about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Catani Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Melbourne. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Tamarama Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Relax by the water at Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, view the masterpieces at State Library Of Queensland, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Perth

— 4 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach. Let the collections at Scitech and WA Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), South Beach Recreation Reserve (in Fremantle) and Challenger Beach (in Kwinana). And it doesn't end there: stroll through City Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Perth takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Perth, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.