13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Adelaide
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Cairns
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Gold Coast
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then see where the action happens at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in August, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 night

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Heysen The Cedars, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and finally look for gifts at Imprints Booksellers.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. August in Adelaide sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairns.
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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.
On the 13th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planning site.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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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.
Attractions like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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