12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Atlanta, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Adelaide

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 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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Fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 81°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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