11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

1
night
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 7th (Tue): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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