11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas route planner .

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Sandy Cape Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, Fraser Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and The Great Ocean Road. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Koala Conservation Centre in Cowes, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Melbourne in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fraser Island in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
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St. Kilda Beach

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