12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  14​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + train:  9​h 30​min
4
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then stroll through Cosy Corner Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Little Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cheynes Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Albany online journey planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Albany is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Greens Pool, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River vacation app .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Boranup
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge.

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

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Margaret River to Port Douglas takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Port Douglas is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Port Douglas to Noosa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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