11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Seoul

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and Queens Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip website .

Seoul, South Korea to Brisbane is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Seoul in August, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Queens Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Distillery Tours
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

1
night
Cairns

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 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Museums
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, then explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Sublime Point Lookout
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Photography Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

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