11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai

1
day
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 2nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip tool .

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chennai to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect Cairns to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Uluru, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 5th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, then stop by DUX Collection Sydney, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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