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
— 1 night
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Readings Book Shop. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, stop by Enoteca Sileno, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time 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 · 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. 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 Manly Beach, look for gifts at Victoria's Basement, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For 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 drive; or take a train. 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 travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
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 ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Urban Cow Studio, stop by O'Connell's Bookshop, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Plan my day in Adelaide using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Canberra to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in April, Adelaide is somewhat warmer at night 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

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.