15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Maryborough
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Gundagai
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Maryborough

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), putt your heart out at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop.

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Maryborough to Lakes Entrance is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
Dove and Lyre ©
Dove and Lyre

3
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Head to Bega Valley Regional Gallery and Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilbafor some retail therapy. Visit Short Point Recreation Reserve and Blue Pool for some beach relaxation. Step out of Merimbula to go to Narooma and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain, and take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Merimbula trip planner.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Merimbula in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Merimbula are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bega, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Blue Pool, Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Questacon and then browse the exhibits of Drill Hall Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canberra trip maker .

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Merimbula, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The Giant Stairway. You'll explore and learn at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Dryridge Estate (in Megalong Valley) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and tee off at Wentworth Falls Country Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in January, Katoomba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls Country Club
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
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 12th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, stroll through Bondi Beach, then stroll through Clovelly, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Gundagai.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Museums
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Gundagai

Gundagai ©
Gundagai is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Gundagai Heritage Railway, snap pictures at The Prince Alfred Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Gundagai Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Anzac Grove War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gundagai trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Gundagai. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Gundagai are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gundagai

Historic Sites Museums
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Gundagai Heritage Railway ©
Gundagai Heritage Railway
Gundagai Museum ©
Gundagai Museum
Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture ©
Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture

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