12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Summerlands
— 1 night
Fly
3
Coolangatta
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

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 where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour 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

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Summerlands

— 1 night
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 stroll through Koala Conservation Centre.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, 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, bus, and taxi. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

Coolangatta

— 2 nights
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tropical Fruit World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coolangatta trip planner.

You can fly from Summerlands to Coolangatta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Byron Bay

— 1 night
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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Pat Morton Lookout, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, 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 · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Katoomba

— 1 night
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.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel planning tool.

Getting from Byron Bay to Katoomba by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Byron Bay in June; daily highs in Katoomba reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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 more things to do, ratings, maps, 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 catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website.

Fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.

Gold Coast travel guide

4
Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.5
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.