11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
7
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  25​h
End: Chandigarh

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route builder .

Chandigarh, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), wander the streets of The Rocks, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, then kick back and relax at Clovelly, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Manly Beach and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Airlie Beach at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Spas & Wellness

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night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 9th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip app .

Townsville is just a stone's throw from Magnetic Island. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

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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 (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by With Sugar, then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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