12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  19​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel route builder app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in August, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
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, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
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 15th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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