15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
5
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Pittsburgh

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in February, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Torquay holiday site.

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in February, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Torquay in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 98°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Jetryder and then stroll through Catseye Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island route planning tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hamilton Island. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Hamilton Island are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 18th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online holiday planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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