13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Katoomba
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Hobart
— 7 nights

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Sydney — 2 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.
On the 27th (Wed), hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then wander the streets of The Rocks, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner.

Hobart to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Katoomba.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout and then get great views at The Three Sisters.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Katoomba vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, Katoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.
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Hobart — 7 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Wellington and Food Tours. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), stop by The Gift of Wildlife, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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