12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get some historical perspective at Newstead House and Customs House. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip builder site .

Fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 25°C at night. You will leave for Melbourne on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

few
hours
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Field of Light, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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