12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Moreton Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Gerroa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Moreton Island

Moreton Island ©
Off Queensland's southeastern coast, Moreton Island offers steep dunes and beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moreton Island road trip app .

Sydney to Moreton Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. September in Moreton Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Moreton Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 25th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial. On the next day, explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and design of The University of Western Australia.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Perth planner .

Explore your travel options from Moreton Island to Perth with the Route module. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Moreton Island in September, expect Perth to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 27th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): have fun at AIS - Australian Institute of Sport, get in on the family fun at Cockington Green, and then appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Canberra driving holiday planner .

Fly from Perth to Canberra in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Gerroa.

Things to do in Canberra

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Floriade ©
Floriade
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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night
Gerroa

Gerroa
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gerroa online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Gerroa takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in September, with highs in Gerroa at 24°C and lows at 10°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Gerroa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation tool .

You can drive from Gerroa to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Gerroa in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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