11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns journey builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get great views at Uluru, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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night
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 8th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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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

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