13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, browse the fresh offerings at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip tool .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

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You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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