11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  13​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h
End: Hanoi

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 25th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel ©
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Explore Sydney further: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning site .

On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

few
hours
Sydney

Sydney
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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