13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Wollongong
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 5th (Sun), trek along Grand Canyon track, then stroll through The National Pass, and then take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Windyridge Garden, then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at South Lawson Waterfall Circuit.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park route planning website .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Sydney in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Canberra. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in April; daily highs in Canberra reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): putt your heart out at Batemans Bay Mini Golf and then see the interesting displays at Treasures from the Deep Opal and Shell Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Batemans Bay in 2 hours. Traveling from Canberra in April, Batemans Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Museums Fun & Games
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Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple and then cruise along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Wollongong trip planner .

Getting from Batemans Bay to Wollongong by car takes about 3 hours. April in Wollongong sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
See some other sides of Sydney: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool .

Traveling by train from Wollongong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Wollongong in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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