12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  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:  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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): do a tasting at Phillip Island Vineyard & Winery, experience rural life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island Heritage Farm, then head off the coast to Churchill Island, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Summerlands custom trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Summerlands in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coolangatta.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Centre, Phillip Island Winery, Churchill Island Heritage Farm
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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): identify plant and animal life at Tropical Fruit World, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coolangatta travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Summerlands to Coolangatta takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Coolangatta is a bit warmer than Summerlands - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coolangatta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Burleigh Head National Park
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Stone and Wood Brewery.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Coolangatta to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Coolangatta in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Byron Bay to Katoomba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at ANZAC Parade Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip generator.

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Canberra sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
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): take a stroll through West End and then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach and then take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation builder.

Getting from Canberra to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in June, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

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

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