11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Leura
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Circular Quay, Martin Place, The Royal Botanic Garden, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Martin Place, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Circular Quay.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Taipei in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

1
day
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leura online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leura, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
You've added Hyde Park, St. Mary's Cathedral, Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally stroll through Hyde Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Leura in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk ©
Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Night Markets. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation website .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ©
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

1
night
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.
You've now added Mirimar Cruises to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Mirimar Cruises ©
Mirimar Cruises

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carrara Markets, Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Carrara Markets.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Carrara Markets ©
Carrara Markets
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets ©

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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