13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  8 h 30 min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

2
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 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Opal Museum, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online travel planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get outside with Watersports Guru, take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Anthea Polson Art. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get outdoors at Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. When traveling from Fraser Island in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Federation Square, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Port Melbourne Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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