13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Italian Museum and Historical Society. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa Regional gallery ©
Noosa Regional gallery

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Noosa to Cairns in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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