13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner
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Perth
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Perth — 2 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Swan River and then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning website.

Amritsar, India to Perth is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in February; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Melbourne.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Melbourne — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit website.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Sydney — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online journey planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lord Howe Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Lord Howe Island — 1 night

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Sat), kick back and relax at Ned's Beach and then stroll through Lagoon Beach.

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

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cairns.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Cairns — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

4.5
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.