12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  29​h
1
Townsville
— 1 day
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
End: London

1
day
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Townsville is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Townsville. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Townsville hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach holiday planning website .

Traveling by bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island tour planner .

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. In March in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, Sydney is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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