13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Hanoi

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Cairns is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online vacation planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane driving holiday site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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.
The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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