13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mossman
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

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night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you will find days in Whitsunday Island are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll set off for Cairns on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Cairns

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 20th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mossman online visit planner .

Getting from Cairns to Mossman by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mossman to Melbourne with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mossman in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then explore the galleries of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cowes trip planner .

Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Ventnor
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Phillip Island Winery ©
Phillip Island Winery

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Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder .

You can drive from Cowes to Sydney in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cowes in November, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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