12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Brisbane is 6 hours. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toGold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Natural Bridge, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves and Tamborine Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tamborine Mountain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gold Coast vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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 30th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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