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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get your game on at Simulator World, and get lost in a book at State Library Victoria.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums 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 a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 20th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in January: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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