13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Albury
— 1 night
Fly
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Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dromana
— 1 night
Drive
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Olinda
— 1 night
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Sydney

— 7 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.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Bondi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Albury.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Albury

— 1 night
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 3rd (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Myer Centrepoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albury trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Albury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Albury. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ballarat.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Shopping

Ballarat

— 2 nights

The Golden City

Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Sovereign Hill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ballarat holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Albury to Ballarat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Albury in March, plan for slightly colder days in Ballarat, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Dromana.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Dromana

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Enchanted Adventure, trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, and then hunt for treasures at Red Hill Community Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Heronswood.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dromana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Dromana takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Olinda.

Things to do in Dromana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Olinda

— 1 night
An artistic hideaway with tree-lined streets that shade cafes, Olinda is a perfect town for contemplation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by SoapOpera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Koolunga Native Reserve, and then explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Olinda journey app.

Traveling by car from Dromana to Olinda takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dromana in March, plan for little chillier nights in Olinda, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.