13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tokyo


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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit site .

Tokyo, Japan to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Glenelg Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Aldinga Beach and Gorge Wildlife Park. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Maslin Beach in Maslin Beach--about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Henley Beach and contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Glenelg Beach, Maslin Beach, Henley Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Island Pure Sheep Dairy. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Step out of Melbourne to go to Portsea and see Point Nepean National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Nepean National Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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