12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  26 h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27- hour combination of subway, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are much hotter, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday app.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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