13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

3
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 Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Warrandyte State Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. There's much more to do: stroll through Moffat Beach, explore the world behind art at GOMA, wander the streets of Queen Street Mall, and snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Coffee Works Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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