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
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Canberra
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Adelaide
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Melbourne

— 3 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 Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Shop till you drop at Readings Book Shop and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and don't miss a visit to Kirra Galleries.

Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Rome to Melbourne. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Canberra

— 1 night

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

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 · Wineries
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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.
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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, 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. Traveling from Canberra to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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.