13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 24th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, and then sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then stroll through Bellerive Beach, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and finally stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Hobart by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and The Rocks Markets. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney visit site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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