12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  29​h
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
New York City

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, then stroll through Scarborough Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Norm wrightson hairway, then see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries, then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City, USA to Perth is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Perth. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

2
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7 hours. Traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the striking features of Olympia Milk Bar, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
day
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 (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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