13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market as well as Walks 101 - Tours in Melbourne. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nightlife

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Anderson's Tours - Blue Mountains Day Tour has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to The Clog Barn and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coffs Harbour using our trip 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 November, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.
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Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay tour planner.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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