13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Village Gallery (in Palm Cove), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

New York City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Cairns. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Cairns at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Village Gallery, Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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