12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Sovereign Hill make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Kids will enjoy Manly Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, and stop by DUX Collection Sydney.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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 31st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery ©
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

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