15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
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Adelaide
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 3 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 13th (Thu), get great views at Anzac Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Talapi, take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online journey planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Alice Springs. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Alice Springs hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 2 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 14th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and finally savor the flavors at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, expect Adelaide to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Jewish War Memorial, then take in the exciting artwork at Aspects of Kings Park, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at North Dog Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, then take an in-depth tour of WA Shipwrecks Museum, and finally explore the activities along Swan River.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perth journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Perth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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