15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Daylesford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Mansfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Wodonga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cooma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bega
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

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Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill and then make a trip to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballarat day trip website .

Traveling by train from Melbourne to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Ballarat, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daylesford.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

1
night
Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Passing Clouds Winery and then explore the activities along Lake Daylesford.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Daylesford trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Daylesford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Daylesford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Daylesford

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries
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Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
Passing Clouds Winery ©
Passing Clouds Winery

1
night
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rosalind Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bendigo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Daylesford to Bendigo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Bendigo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, and then examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Echuca visit planner .

You can drive from Bendigo to Echuca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Echuca

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

1
night
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Shepparton Motor Museum, indulge your taste buds at Chocolate Apple Factory, and then take in the exciting artwork at Moooving Art Shepparton.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shepparton trip itinerary app .

Drive from Echuca to Shepparton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mansfield.

Things to do in Shepparton

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Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum
Chocolate Apple Factory ©
Chocolate Apple Factory
Moooving Art Shepparton ©
Moooving Art Shepparton

1
night
Mansfield

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Mount Samaria State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mansfield road trip website .

You can drive from Shepparton to Mansfield in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Wodonga.

Things to do in Mansfield

#Nature, #Parks

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Mount Samaria State Park
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Mount Samaria State Park ©
Mount Samaria State Park

1
night
Wodonga

Wodonga ©
Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. On the 6th (Sun), learn about all things military at The Army Museum Bandiana, examine the collection at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, then view the masterpieces at GIGS Gateway Island Gallery & Studios, and finally stroll through Belvoir Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wodonga route planner .

You can drive from Mansfield to Wodonga in 2 hours. In January in Wodonga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Wodonga

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

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Bonegilla Migrant Experience
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Bonegilla Migrant Experience ©
Bonegilla Migrant Experience
Belvoir Park ©
Belvoir Park

1
night
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Cooma Court House, then take in the pleasant sights at Mount Gladstone Lookout, and then look for gifts at Christmas Barn at Bredbo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cooma trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Wodonga to Cooma takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Wodonga in January, expect nights in Cooma to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Bega.

Things to do in Cooma

#Shopping

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Christmas Barn at Bredbo
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Christmas Barn at Bredbo ©
Christmas Barn at Bredbo

1
night
Bega

Bega
Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bournda National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bega online trip planner .

Drive from Cooma to Bega in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cooma in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bega, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Bega

#Nature, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Bournda National Park
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2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Murrays Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nelson Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Blenheim Beach and then kick back and relax at Callala Beach.

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You can drive from Bega to Jervis Bay in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Jervis Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Callala Beach
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Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach

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