11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Diego

1
night
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 20th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Clovelly, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Camp Cove, then view the masterpieces at Billich Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

San Diego, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from San Diego in February, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
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 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 24th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then experience rural life at Island Pure Sheep Dairy. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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 26th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, then get to know the fascinating history of Smith Brothers Walking Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip app .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Henley Beach
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning site .

Fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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