12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Canberra
— 1 night
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
7
Perth
— 1 day

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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
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 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in June, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, thentake in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, thensee a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation app.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, thenget answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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