13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Darwin
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bugbug to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bugbug in August, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
Australian Centre for the Moving Image ©
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Jewish Museum. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, thenkick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Agincourt Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Horses in Port (in Port Douglas). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in August, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, thencast your line with a fishing tour, and then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin journey maker app.

You can fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Darwin hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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