12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rockhampton
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jindabyne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rockhampton

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally look for gifts at Truly Tea. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay travel app .

Rockhampton to Byron Bay is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rockhampton in July: high temperatures in Byron Bay hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

2
nights
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 (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Pierces Creek Forest, then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then get curious at Questacon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Canberra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tortured Gum Brewery, Pierces Creek Forest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

1
night
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 15th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, hit the slopes at Snowy Mountains, and then stop by Monster Ski Hire.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jindabyne day trip tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Jindabyne in 2.5 hours. In July in Jindabyne, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Snowy Mountains
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Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Monster Ski Hire ©
Monster Ski Hire

5
nights
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 explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jindabyne to Sydney. In July, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Jindabyne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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