12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Albury
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Arthurs Seat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Bowral
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument Hill and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albury trip planner .

Brisbane to Albury is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Albury, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Albury

#Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Monument Hill ©
Monument Hill

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Split Point Lighthouse and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

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Traveling by car from Albury to Torquay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albury in December, expect Torquay to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Split Point Lighthouse, 13th Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
night
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at McCrae Beach, then kick back and relax at Gunnamatta Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Torquay to Arthurs Seat takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Arthurs Seat can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gunnamatta Beach, McCrae Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Gunnamatta Beach ©
Gunnamatta Beach

1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, then do a tasting at Nicholson River Winery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gippsland Lakes.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bairnsdale using our trip planner.

You can drive from Arthurs Seat to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. December in Bairnsdale sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Nicholson River Winery, Gippsland Lakes
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Gippsland Lakes ©
Gippsland Lakes
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Nicholson River Winery ©
Nicholson River Winery

1
night
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a coastal town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum and then find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Eden trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Eden in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Eden are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Eden

#Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Magic Mountain
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): putt your heart out at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, meet the residents at Mogo Zoo, and then view the masterpieces at Andrew Carter Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Batemans Bay trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Eden to Batemans Bay in 3 hours. When traveling from Eden in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Batemans Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bowral.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mogo
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Andrew Carter Gallery ©
Andrew Carter Gallery

1
night
Bowral

Bowral ©
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fitzroy Falls, and then stop by The Bay Tree Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bowral trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Bowral takes 3 hours. In January in Bowral, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Bowral

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Fitzroy Falls, The Bay Tree Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Fitzroy Falls ©
Fitzroy Falls
The Bay Tree Gallery ©
The Bay Tree Gallery

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bowral to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bowral in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): meet the residents at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Breakwall, then trek along Coastal walk, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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