11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​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 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder 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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (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
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 10th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
On the 12th (Sat), 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.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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