11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Brisbane — 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Attractions like South Bank Parklands and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.
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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.
On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 1 night

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 29th (Thu), stroll around Speers Point Park, then make a trip to Strzelecki Scenic Lookout, then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle road trip planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Newcastle, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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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