15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Perth
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Denmark
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then wander the streets of West End.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip builder app .

Houston, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 16 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Houston in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
West End ©
West End

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then get outside with Simpsons Gap, then explore the striking landscape of Ochre Pits, and finally don't miss a visit to Ormiston Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then view the masterpieces at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planning tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you will find days in Alice Springs are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Yubu Napa Art Gallery ©
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Perth in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Alice Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviation Heritage Museum, City Beach, Fremantle Prison, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

3
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, stroll through Lowlands Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cosy Corner Beach, and finally examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Peaceful Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Tingle Tree, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandalay Beach, and finally do a tasting at Moombaki Wines.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denmark trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Denmark takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in March, with highs in Denmark at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Walpole, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Western Australian Museum - Albany
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Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Denmark to Melbourne takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of Sydney to go to Killcare and see Bouddi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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