13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h
1
Newcastle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mitcham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Rutherglen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Goulburn
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sydney Olympic Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip planning tool .

Sydney to Newcastle is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mitcham.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

2
nights
Mitcham

Mitcham ©
Mitcham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo and then have fun at Antonio Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mitcham vacation planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Newcastle to Mitcham with the Route module. In November, Mitcham is little chillier than Newcastle - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Mitcham

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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Antonio Park ©
Antonio Park
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

1
night
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at Halls Gap Zoo, hike along The Pinnacle, and then look for gifts at Halls Gap General Store.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Halls Gap vacation website .

You can drive from Mitcham to Halls Gap in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Echuca.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo
Halls Gap General Store ©
Halls Gap General Store

1
night
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, see the interesting displays at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, and then examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Echuca trip planner.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Echuca in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rutherglen.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca ©

1
night
Rutherglen

Rutherglen ©
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Pfeiffer Wines and then learn about winemaking at Campbells Wines.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rutherglen trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Echuca to Rutherglen takes 2.5 hours. In November in Rutherglen, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Goulburn.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Wineries

Side Trip

Pfeiffer Wines
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Campbells Wines ©
Campbells Wines
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines

1
day
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre, then contemplate the long history of Garroorigang Historic Home, then make a trip to The Big Merino, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goulburn online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Rutherglen to Goulburn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rutherglen in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Goulburn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Goulburn

Historic Sites Museums
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Garroorigang Historic Home ©
Garroorigang Historic Home
Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre ©
Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre
The Big Merino ©
The Big Merino

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to The National Pass and The Giant Stairway. Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba visit planner.

Traveling by car from Goulburn to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in November, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
nights
Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park ©
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and then tour or see a game at Sydney Olympic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Becket Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taronga Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Olympia Milk Bar.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney Olympic Park sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney Olympic Park in 1.5 hours. In November in Sydney Olympic Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Featherdale Wildlife Park, St Thomas Becket Church, Taronga Zoo, Olympia Milk Bar
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Sydney Olympic Park ©
Sydney Olympic Park
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo

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