13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  30​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  33​h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route builder site .

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 December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Kingpin Bowling.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kingpin Bowling, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Kingpin Bowling ©
Kingpin Bowling
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

Similar Plans

16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Sydney SEE PLAN September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM GREECE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM GREECE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT