11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Xining
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
End: Xining

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site .

Xining, China to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Spas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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