12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Victor Harbor
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get colder in Perth: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
day
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Victor Harbor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Victor Harbor. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in May: highs in Victor Harbor hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Urimbirra Wildlife Park ©
Urimbirra Wildlife Park

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Adelaide driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

1
night
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 18th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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