12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra day trip website .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

3
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne route builder tool .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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