13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Portland
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Mosman
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Portland

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.
Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane route app .

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in November, with highs in Brisbane at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
days
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 20th (Tue): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then stroll through Kurrawa Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tropical Fruit World
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
day
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then explore the engaging exhibits at May Gibbs' Nutcote, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chinamans Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Mosman in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mosman can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mosman

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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May Gibbs' Nutcote, Vaucluse House
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Chinamans Beach ©
Chinamans Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne visit app .

Getting from Mosman to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mosman in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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