13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  27​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
Newark

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and then shop like a local with Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance and then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planner.

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Melbourne. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is one of the world's most unusual islands.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, then explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
days
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Queensland Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, then view the masterpieces at Montville Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Caloundra trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Caloundra sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Artisans Gallery, Montville Art Gallery, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Sunshine Castle
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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