13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Denver

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planner .

Denver, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Melbourne, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much hotter, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums

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

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 10th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth vacation planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Perth in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will thrill your kids. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Opals Australia. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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