12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Zagreb

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Sandridge Beach. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner .

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Melbourne is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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