11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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 30th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, then explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Cairns is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Cairns is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 1st (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum and then view the masterpieces at ASSP Gallery Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Adelaide hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

ASSP Gallery Shop
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Head to Degraves Street and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of NSW.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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