12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

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 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, take a stroll through West End, and then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach and then take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
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West End ©
West End
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns vacation maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
day
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 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach.

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Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape Tribulation to Melbourne takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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