13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and The Rocks make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 30th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and finally appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Warner Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get outside with Pelican Feeding, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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