13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Rome

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Central and Royal Exhibition Building. Shop till you drop at Readings Book Shop and Lord Coconut. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Kirra Galleries.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning app .

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Melbourne is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. There's lots more to do: stop by Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Customs House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For reviews, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), indulge your senses at Vines & Wines and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip site .

Getting from Canberra to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in April since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia

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