11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

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

1
night
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 21st (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Split Point Lighthouse, make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, then examine the collection at Great Ocean Road Story, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sheoak Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Torquay trip app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Torquay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

2
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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 23rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Torquay to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torquay in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool
Helicopter Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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