11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Billich Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at Ambush Gallery, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. In May, Sydney is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Head to The Henderson Gallery and Psychic Readings Twin Featherzfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Nepalese Pagoda. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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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 25th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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