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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 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
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Victoria's Basement. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Canberra. 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
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Tarts - Textile and Arts Collective, stop by Urban Cow Studio, look for gifts at O'Connell's Bookshop, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Adelaide, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner
Urban Cow Studio ©
Urban Cow Studio
Tarts - Textile and Arts Collective ©

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