12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 15​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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've now added Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bondi Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Rocks Markets and Wentworth Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Gallery One88 & The Giant Stairway). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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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.
South Bank Parklands has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at The Henderson Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 13th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: tour the stables at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, then appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue, and then have fun at Queens Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Maryborough, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort ©
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Hervey Bay to Cape Tribulation takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hervey Bay in July, Cape Tribulation is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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