15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the landmark architecture of Old Treasury Building, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Melbourne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner .

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Lungkata Walk. There's much more to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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