13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Cairns
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
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Sydney — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Brisbane — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

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You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Melbourne is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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