13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rockhampton
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Charlottes Pass
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Rockhampton

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hastings Point Headland, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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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.
On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axxe.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Canberra is little chillier than Byron Bay - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Charlottes Pass.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
nights
Charlottes Pass

Charlottes Pass ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hit the slopes at Perisher Blue Ski Resort and then hit the slopes at Charlotte Pass. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thredbo Alpine Village and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kosciuszko National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlottes Pass online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Charlottes Pass takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Charlottes Pass can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottes Pass

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Thredbo Village, Perisher Blue Ski Resort, Charlotte Pass
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Thredbo Alpine Village ©
Thredbo Alpine Village
Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Charlotte Pass ©
Charlotte Pass

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