12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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

Route & dates

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel planning app .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fraser Island, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
day
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Truly Tea.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Byron Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Fraser Island in July, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Truly Tea ©
Truly Tea

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 28th (Sun), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours

Similar Plans

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Snowy Mountains BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney & Blackheath BY A USER FROM VIETNAM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Sydney & Brisbane BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra slow, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra slow 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans