11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
5
Cairns
— 2 nights

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip site.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sydney, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, thenget advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by With Sugar.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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