12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  7​h
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
3
Denmark
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Orlando

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Hobart, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denmark.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

1
night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parry Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lowlands Beach, stroll through Shelley Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Denmark trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kangaroo Island to Denmark in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Denmark

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Denmark to Gold Coast in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denmark to Gold Coast. Traveling from Denmark in February, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
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 Clovelly. Discover out-of-the-way places like Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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