15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
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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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning website.

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Sydney at 81°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Family-friendly places like South Bank Parklands and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, make a splash at Dreamworld, and get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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