13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  31​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Florianopolis

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance capture your imagination. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planning website .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florianopolis in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
night
Cairns

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 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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