13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Albury
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
6
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
7
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then get curious at SparkLab, ScienCentre. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, then steep yourself in history at Dundullimal Homestead, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dubbo trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Dubbo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Dubbo is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the next day, hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra road trip planning tool .

Getting from Dubbo to Canberra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, Canberra is a bit cooler than Dubbo - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

1
night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument Hill, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albury road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Albury takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albury when traveling from Canberra in July, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Monument Hill ©
Monument Hill

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Kuniya Walk, admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Albury to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Albury in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get great views at Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum ©

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in July: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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