12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, look for all kinds of wild species at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and hike along Lockleys Pylon Walking Track.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba vacation planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): try your luck at Man from Kangaroo Valley Trail Ride and then explore the striking landscape of Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area.

You can plan Kangaroo Valley trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Katoomba to Kangaroo Valley in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Wildlife Nature Parks
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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Underground Spirits, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Canberra trip planning website .

You can drive from Kangaroo Valley to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kangaroo Valley in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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