12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok
plane:  9 h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Riverlife Adventure Centre and South Bank Parklands. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, stroll around South Bank Parklands, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Riverlife Adventure Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Brisbane is 3 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in November, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Riverlife Adventure Centre ©
Riverlife Adventure Centre

1
night
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.
Warner Bros. Movie World has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory and then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Shopping
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Design Centre Tasmania and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Launceston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect nights in Launceston to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walks 101 - Tours in Melbourne as well as Queen Victoria Market. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through St. Kilda Beach, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Junk Company. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, savor the flavors at Queen Victoria Market, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Walks 101 - Tours in Melbourne.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel planner.

Getting from Launceston to Melbourne by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in November, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Nightlife Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

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