15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and The Rocks. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, examine the collection at Miss Porter's House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, and finally go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Newcastle, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Newcastle

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Burley Griffin and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, engage your brain at Questacon, and identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra tour site.

Drive from Newcastle to Canberra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In April, Canberra is a bit cooler than Newcastle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sovereign Hill and Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll around Federation Square, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Melbourne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.