15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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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.
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. 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 · Parks

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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.
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 drive; or take a train. 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

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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 see photos and more tourist information, read Torquay holiday site.

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Beaches · Parks

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

Traveling by flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Torquay in February, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 98°F and lows about 71°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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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 ratings, more things to do, 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 20.5 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 · Tours · Wildlife

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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 ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast journey planner.

Fly 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, bus, and taxi. 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

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit 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, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online holiday planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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

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.