13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h
End: Jakarta

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne is 3 hours. In June, Melbourne is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Ginninderra Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Melbourne in July since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

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