32 days in Singapore, Australia & San Francisco Itinerary

32 days in Singapore, Australia & San Francisco Itinerary

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32 days in Singapore, Australia & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  16​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Family-friendly places like Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park will thrill your kids. Explore Singapore's surroundings by going to Sentosa Island (S.E.A. Aquarium, Universal Studios Singapore, & more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon, make a trip to Singapore Flyer, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore online route planner .

Manchester, UK to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get much hotter in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
S.E.A. Aquarium ©
S.E.A. Aquarium

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Kids will enjoy Muddy's Playground and Figtree Playground. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Bring the kids along to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Myall Beach. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Thornton Beach and see Thornton Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bounce.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Bounce
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, experience rural life at Collingwood Children's Farm, and see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Collingwood Children's Farm, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Richmond and see Trees Adventure Grose River Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shark Island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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night
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

Plan my trip to Lord Howe Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ball's Pyramid ©
Ball's Pyramid

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route site .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to San Francisco takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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