13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Block Arcade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, thentake in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions tool.

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-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. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Brisbane to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Gold Coast fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in January; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, visit Darling Harbour, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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