11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): wander the streets of The Rocks, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then stop by Volle Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then stop by Sydney Fish Market, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island attractions planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Whitsunday Island reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Whitsunday Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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.
Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Warrandyte State Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Degraves Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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