13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h
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 15​min
End: Pune

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches 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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online travel planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then pick up some local products at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra route app .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning app .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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