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
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daintree National Park, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Kuranda Koala Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda Koala Gardens, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel planner .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout, and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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