13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 1 night
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights

1
night
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 5th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, and finally stroll through Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, things will get much colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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.
On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wynnum Esplanade, and finally hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dicky Beach, Wynnum Esplanade
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Wynnum Esplanade ©
Wynnum Esplanade

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Highlights from your plan
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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