15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Esperance
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
5
Hamilton Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h
6
Hayman Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
The Rocks and St Thomas Becket Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and St Paul's Cathedral. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Monjingup Conservation and Recreation Area and then stroll through Twilight Bay.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Esperance road trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Esperance by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July in Esperance, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay

1
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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 26th (Fri): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island travel planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Hamilton Island in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer than Esperance - with highs of 25°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Hayman Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
night
Hayman Island

Hayman Island
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island.

Find out how to plan Hayman Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Hayman Island with the Route module. July in Hayman Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Hayman Island

Wildlife Trails Nature
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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Whitsunday Islands National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Whitsunday Island trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hayman Island to Whitsunday Island. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Hayman Island in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 29th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane vacation builder site .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, you will find days in Brisbane are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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