13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Yulara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Speed Boats Tours. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yulara holiday builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Yulara by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Yulara hover around 98°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and then get great views at Rex Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Yulara to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yulara in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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