12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Munich

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 24th (Tue): get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip site .

Munich, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Munich to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Brisbane is warmer than Munich - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney tour site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
On the 31st (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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