13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Greta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online journey planner .

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Greta.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Greta

Greta ©
Greta is a district in Victoria, Australia, located east of Benalla, in the Rural City of Wangaratta. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Greta Cemetery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hurdle Creek Still, then stop by John Gehrig Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Morrisons of Glenrowan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Greta online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Greta takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Greta when traveling from Melbourne in August, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Greta

Wineries Shopping Breweries

Side Trips

Morrisons of Glenrowan, Hurdle Creek Still, John Gehrig Wines
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Morrisons of Glenrowan ©
Morrisons of Glenrowan
Hurdle Creek Still ©
Hurdle Creek Still

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Questacon, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planning website .

Drive from Greta to Canberra in 4.5 hours. In August in Canberra, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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