12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shenzhen
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Geelong
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Lorne
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
7
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Colac
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
10
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Hong Kong

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands as well as City Hall. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), don't miss a visit to City Hall, and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Shenzhen, China to Brisbane is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Shenzhen in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Hall ©
City Hall

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre as well as Surfers Paradise Beach. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes University of Sydney, Queen Victoria Building, St. Andrew's Cathedral, and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Geelong.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

few
hours
Geelong

Geelong
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geelong online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Geelong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Geelong hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. You'll set off for Torquay on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Geelong

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Torquay visit planner.

Torquay is just a short distance from Geelong. In June in Torquay, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toLorne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lorne

Lorne
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lorne trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Apollo Bay journey planner.

You can take a bus from Lorne to Apollo Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell tour planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colac.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors
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hours
Colac

Colac
Colac is a small city in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres south-west of Melbourne on the southern shore of Lake Colac and the surrounding volcanic plains, approximately 40km inland from Bass Strait. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colac itinerary planner.

Getting from Warrnambool to Colac by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Colac can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Colac

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Exhibition Building, Old Melbourne Gaol, Hosier Lane, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, make a trip to Hosier Lane, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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You can drive from Colac to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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