11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney online travel route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday app .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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