13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

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Melbourne
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and don't miss a visit to Kirra Galleries.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning website.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Sydney

— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey planning website.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Questacon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums

Adelaide

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide route planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Adelaide, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Wineries

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.