12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Durban

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.
Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The Junk Company. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

Durban, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durban to Melbourne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
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 13th (Thu), explore the galleries of Drill Hall Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra journey planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip website .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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.
On the 16th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

Planning Gold Coast trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. June in Perth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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