12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Perth attractions planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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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 17th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route 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. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) 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
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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