15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Museum of Chinese Australian History. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Koala Conservation Centre. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get some fabulous bargains at Printism, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Melbourne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Sydney

— 7 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Wentworth Falls Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.