13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Batemans Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
San Remo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Opera House as well as Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bronte Beach. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bronte Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and The National Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Prince Henry Cliff Walk and Blue Mountains. There's still lots to do: trek along Perry's Lookdown, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Lincoln's Rock, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daytime highs in Katoomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Perry's Lookdown
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Prince Henry Cliff Walk ©
Prince Henry Cliff Walk

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Kembla Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, then visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at North Wollongong Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Illawarra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wollongong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Wollongong sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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nights
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
On the 13th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Broulee Island Walk, admire the natural beauty at Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, and then explore the activities along Batemans Marine Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Batemans Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Wollongong to Batemans Bay by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Wollongong in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Batemans Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Broulee Island Walk
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Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens ©

1
night
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum and then steep yourself in history at Ben Boyd Tower.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Eden takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in November, expect nights in Eden to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Eden

Museums Historic Sites
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower

1
night
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Big Drift.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Eden to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Remo.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature
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Big Drift ©
Big Drift

1
night
San Remo

San Remo
San Remo is a town in southern Victoria, Australia in the Gippsland region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at George Bass Coastal Walk and then hike along San Remo Coastal Circuit.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Remo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to San Remo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in San Remo

Trails Outdoors Parks
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