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
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The Rocks and Billich Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach. Shop till you drop at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (Relove Oxley & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Do your shopping at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Village Gallery. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and explore the galleries of Underart Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

few
hours
Sydney

Sydney ©
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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