11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
day
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 31st (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary builder website .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in March, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Whitsunday Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
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 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. On the 9th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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