12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll set off for Adelaide on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. You'll set off for Melbourne on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Village Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online route planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Brisbane at 71°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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