13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
End: Adelaide

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moffat Beach and Queen Street Mall. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take in the views from Story Bridge, and take a stroll through West End.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip site .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
West End ©
West End

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at The Rocks Markets and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Eastern Beach Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Bells Beach and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bells Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, then do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door and then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockford Winery, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door ©
Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door
Wirra Wirra Vineyards ©
Wirra Wirra Vineyards

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