11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday maker site .

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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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 1st (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planning website .

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 December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
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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 3rd (Fri), take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perth online trip maker .

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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