12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the next day, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get great views at Uluru, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 51°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Perth visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Perth hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

Similar Plans

13 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow 16 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans