11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Nairobi

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary maker site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Perth is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Nairobi to Perth, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
day
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 7th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Perth in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online route builder .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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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 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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