15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  3 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 9- hour flight. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in tháng tư, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Newcastle Museum, then see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House, then stroll through Nobbys Beach, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newcastle sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. tháng tư in Newcastle sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Newcastle

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Miss Porter's House ©
Miss Porter's House

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Australian War Memorial and Scott Leggo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Lake Burley Griffin. Take a break from Canberra with a short trip to Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast in Wallaroo, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, explore the striking landscape of Australian National Botanic Gardens, and get curious at Questacon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra travel site.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in tháng tư, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Art Gallery of Ballarat in Ballarat (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne attractions planning website.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in tháng năm, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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