13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Melbourne

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Cairns

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Australia travel guide

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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.