13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)

2
days
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba vacation site .

Chennai (Madras), India to Katoomba is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Katoomba. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, expect Katoomba to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Govetts Leap
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Melbourne is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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