12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Glen Innes
Drive
3
Tenterfield
— 1 night
Drive
4
Armidale
Drive
5
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive
6
Wisemans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive
9
Moulamein
Drive
10
Swan Hill
— 1 night
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Artvo Gold Coast, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then try out the rides at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Gold Coast, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in April: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Glen Innes.
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Glen Innes

Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glen Innes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Glen Innes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Tenterfield.
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Tenterfield — 1 night

Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tenterfield Railway Museum, then stop by Washpool Farm Soaperie, and then don't miss a visit to Wallangarra Railway Station.

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You can drive from Glen Innes to Tenterfield in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Armidale.
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Armidale

Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at New England Regional Art Museum and then admire the sheer force of Wollomombi Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Armidale route builder tool.

Drive from Tenterfield to Armidale in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamworth.
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Tamworth — 1 night

Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Tamworth Marsupial Park and then get all the information you need at Visitor Information Centre at the Big Golden Guitar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tamworth road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Tamworth takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Wisemans Ferry.
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Wisemans Ferry — 1 night

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wisemans Ferry journey planner.

Getting from Tamworth to Wisemans Ferry by car takes about 5.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wisemans Ferry are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will leave for Sydney on the 11th (Tue).
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Sydney — 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Brett Whiteley Studio and Australian Centre for Photography. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wisemans Ferry to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

The Bush Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally revel in the low prices at Canberra Outlet Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moulamein.
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Moulamein

Moulamein is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in the Murray River Council local government area. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Moulamein Wharf.

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You can drive from Canberra to Moulamein in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swan Hill.
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Swan Hill — 1 night

Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. On the 16th (Sun), head outdoors with Big4 riverside and then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Settlement.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Swan Hill online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moulamein to Swan Hill in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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