13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney


1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, explore the activities along Lake Wabby, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, then explore the activities along Boomanjin lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lord Howe Island using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Lord Howe Island in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Coogee Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
On the 15th (Fri), head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 98°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Zoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, stroll through Half Moon Bay, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 81°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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