12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bronte Beach and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Terrigal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Terrigal Beach, Govetts Leap, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Bronte Beach
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The Rocks Markets ©
The Rocks Markets
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
night
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 13th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Canberra Centre, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then browse the different shops at Westfield Belconnen.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Canberra

Shopping Museums
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Westfield Belconnen ©
Westfield Belconnen
Canberra Centre ©
Canberra Centre
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

2
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, look for gifts at Dove and Lyre, enjoy breathtaking views from Myer Street Jetty, then examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bullant Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowy River Marlo, then admire the sheer force of Youngs Creek Falls, then Head underground at Buchan Caves, and finally snap pictures at Stony Creek Trestle Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance trip planning website .

Getting from Canberra to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in June, Lakes Entrance is a bit warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Bullant Brewery, Snowy River Marlo, Buchan Caves, Youngs Creek Falls
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Youngs Creek Falls ©
Youngs Creek Falls
Bullant Brewery ©
Bullant Brewery
Dove and Lyre ©
Dove and Lyre

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Dandenong Ranges National Park and Hanging Rock Reserve. Do your shopping at Degraves Street and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs), Kyneton (Kyneton Mineral Springs Reserve & Nickleby's Antiques) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). There's still lots to do: stroll around Albert Park, view the masterpieces at Pumpkin Lane Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Argus Building, and do a tasting at Badger's Brook Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Melbourne takes 4 hours. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Kyneton, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides, Hanging Rock Reserve, Albert Park
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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