12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Wodonga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney visit website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wodonga.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Wodonga

Wodonga ©
Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Cheeky Peak Brewery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden, then explore the activities along Lake Hume, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum Bandiana.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wodonga road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Wodonga. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Wodonga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wodonga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Albury
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Cheeky Peak Brewery ©
Cheeky Peak Brewery

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance and then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Wodonga to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Wodonga in December, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Sydney

Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. See some other sides of Sydney: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, push the limits with an extreme tour, get outside with Watsons Bay, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

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Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Three Sisters
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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