13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: New York City

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Brisbane. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Pilot Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Macquarie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Pilot Beach
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 6th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning 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 March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Opossum Bay Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, then kick back and relax at Emily Bay, then stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Pitt, then appreciate the history behind Captain Cook's Monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Ross.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Norfolk Island in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hobart to Norfolk Island due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Norfolk Island when traveling from Hobart in March, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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