13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Block Arcade, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip tool .

In February in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planning site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Maleny, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Cairns in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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