15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Elwood
— 1 night
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Merimbula
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Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive
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Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Elwood — 1 night

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Elwood trip planner.

Melbourne to Elwood is an approximately half hour car ride. July in Elwood sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Merimbula.
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Merimbula — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Broadwater Oysters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Merimbula trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Elwood to Merimbula with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Merimbula are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Batemans Bay.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Batemans Bay — 1 night

A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Why Knot Chinese Massage, then get outside with Total Eco Adventures, and finally see the interesting displays at Treasures from the Deep Opal and Shell Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Batemans Bay sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Batemans Bay can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.
Museums · Outdoors · Spas
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Sydney — 5 nights

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (Falls Gallery & Wentworth Falls Lookout) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Sydney takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Port Macquarie.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Port Macquarie — 1 night

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 19th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll around Mrs York's Garden, then stroll through Koala Hospital, and finally don't miss a visit to Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 2 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then go for a walk through Hastings Point Headland, and finally look for gifts at You and Bamboo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, shop like a local with Noosa Regional gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa journey planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Noosa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.