13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + foot + train:  27​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour planner .

Macon, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Macon to Gold Coast is 15 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Macon in January; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 83°F and lows reach 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
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.
You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (99°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Hobart hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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 Coogee Beach. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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