12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
You've now added Mount Coot-tha Lookout to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Opal Museum and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Relove Oxley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane attractions site.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
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.
SkyPoint Observation Deck has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Japanache, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Panorama Garden Estate. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, get interesting insight from Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Panorama Garden Estate
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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