12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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