15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Albany
— 3 nights
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights

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.
Hyde Park Barracks and ATTY Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Rocks Discovery Museum and Billich Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey maker website.

Rhodes Town, Greece to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rhodes Town to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in May, Sydney is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Hyde Park Barracks ©
Hyde Park Barracks

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, thenstroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then explore the galleries of Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, thenlook for gifts at Australian By Design, thenbrowse the exhibits of The City Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Federation Square ©
Federation Square
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Explore hidden gems such as Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Middleton Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Little Beach. Change things up with a short trip to The Denmark Heritage Cider Company in Scotsdale (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, and see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Albany in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Albany are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 13th (Wed), stop by Gabriel Chocolate and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, thenHead underground at Jewel Cave, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip planning app.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Gabriel Chocolate
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate

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