12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Houston

6
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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Houston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You've now added Hartley's Crocodile Adventures to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Cove: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, stroll through Trinity Beach, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove online trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Palm Cove by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Palm Cove hover around 88°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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