11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seoul
+3
train + Fly + foot + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 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
Gold Coast

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 16th (Fri): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder website .

Seoul, South Korea to Gold Coast is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Gold Coast. When traveling from Seoul in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

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 18th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planning website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mareeba
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Jaques Coffee Plantation ©
Jaques Coffee Plantation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get outside with Horses in Port, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife 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

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): explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, then take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Sublime Point Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

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