12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Summerlands
— 1 night
+4
Train + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h
3
Coolangatta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  6 h 45 min
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  11 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and then wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery, step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Conservation Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Summerlands trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Melbourne to Summerlands in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Summerlands can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Phillip Island Winery, Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island
Phillip Island Winery ©
Phillip Island Winery

2
nights
Coolangatta

Coolangatta ©
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coolangatta trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Summerlands to Coolangatta in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Summerlands in June, things will get a bit warmer in Coolangatta: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Burleigh Head National Park
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 11th (Sun), trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coolangatta to Byron Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Coolangatta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Byron Bay, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pat Morton Lookout
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stone & Wood Brewery ©
Stone & Wood Brewery
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Katoomba vacation planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Katoomba by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In June, Katoomba is slightly colder than Byron Bay - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through ANZAC Parade Walk, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in June, things will get little chillier in Canberra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of West End and then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Shorncliffe Beach and then shop like a local with Queen Street Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website.

Fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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