12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wise Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Jewel Cave (in Augusta) and Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company, look for gifts at Whirlwind Olives and Oil, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Margaret River is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach, Wise Wine
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Cheynes Beach, and then stroll through Little Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cosy Corner Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany online visit planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planning app .

Fly from Albany to Hobart in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Albany to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip website .

You can fly from Hobart to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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