11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lightning Ridge
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and then engage your brain at Questacon. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Strathnairn Gallery.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Canberra is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Canberra due to the time zone difference. In July, Canberra is colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
day
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kangaroo Hill Complex, stop by Lost Sea Opals, then view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, and finally explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Sydney to Lightning Ridge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spy & Camera Museum and Terra Nova Gallery. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lightning Ridge to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Herberton, Terra Nova Gallery, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 27th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then make a splash at Wave Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum and then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Darwin hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Theme Parks
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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