11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Jakarta

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then stroll through Dicky Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Brisbane is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
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 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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