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
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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 Australian Sports Museum. Head to Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street and Enoteca Silenofor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Giulians. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Victoria's Basement, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can 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), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

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): look for gifts at Urban Cow Studio, then look for gifts at O'Connell's Bookshop, then stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Canberra to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Canberra in April, 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

Shopping · Parks

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.