15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Princetown
Drive
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly to Canberra International Airport, Drive to Thredbo Village
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Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Bowral
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Melbourne

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning site.

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Pune to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Princetown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums

Princetown

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Princetown online journey planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Princetown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning tool.

Getting from Princetown to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Thredbo Village

— 1 night
On the 24th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Jindabyne, hit the slopes at Perisher Blue Ski Resort, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kosciuszko National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thredbo Village journey builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Thredbo Village. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Thredbo Village is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bowral.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bowral

— 1 night
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bowral trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Thredbo Village to Bowral in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Thredbo Village in October, expect Bowral to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Bowral

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. On the next day, stroll through Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bowral to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bowral in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip maker website.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Cairns

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.