13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Botanic Gardens as well as Australia Zoo. On the 12th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Australia Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Nepalese Pagoda ©
Nepalese Pagoda

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Daintree Discovery Tours, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Esplanade Boardwalk and Four Mile Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online road trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Cairns reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Tours ©
Daintree Discovery Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck as well as Blue Mountains Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains Tours ©
Blue Mountains Tours
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
The Big Banana Fun Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

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