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

2
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 Museum and Immigration Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning website.

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 (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Questacon.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide route planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Wineries
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Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia

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