13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Wollongong
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
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 Fish Market has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fort Denison Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Shark Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Werrong Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls and then take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong travel route builder app .

You can drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Wollongong is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minnamurra Falls, Werrong Beach, Symbio Wildlife Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wollongong to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wollongong in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Enjoy Sydney some more: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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