13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
End: Adelaide

2
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Maritime Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and wander the streets of West End.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Dirty Janes Bowral (in Bowral), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, shop like a local with The Rocks Markets, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Bowral, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford), Ballarat (Kryal Castle & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Hanging Rock Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Daylesford
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Aldinga Beach, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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