13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Echuca
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Bundaberg
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Lake Wendouree. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Spas (in Daylesford). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Echuca.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Spas

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca and then examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Echuca trip maker site.

Drive from Melbourne to Echuca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 10th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Echuca to Cairns in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Bundaberg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cairns in January since evenings lows in Bundaberg dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

2
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
On the 13th (Mon), stroll through Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bundaberg to Gold Coast by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kiama Blowhole and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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