11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in September: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take a stroll through The Rocks, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sun).
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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