11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Lucknow, India to Cairns is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lucknow in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the next day, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary site .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey builder .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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