15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

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.
Family-friendly places like The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get your game on at Zero Latency, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, get your game on at Flight Experience, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Horses in Port & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.