11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + shuttle:  20​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amritsar


1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at With Sugar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas sightseeing site .

Amritsar, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amritsar in March: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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