11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in September, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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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 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of The Rocks, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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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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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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 25th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth journey builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in September: high temperatures in Perth hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Markets
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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night
Cairns

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 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip website .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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