15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Enoteca Silenofor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder tool.

Valletta, Malta to Melbourne is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Melbourne is 9 hours. When traveling from Valletta in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

4
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Funstuff by Lynda. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Cairns (Esplanade Lagoon Pool & Esplanade Boardwalk). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take in the waterfront activity at Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cairns, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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