11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in November, expect Brisbane to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 16th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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