11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly + shuttle:  19​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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 14th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online journey planner .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Port Douglas is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Port Douglas. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 16th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

Plan trip to Lord Howe Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
On the 17th (Sun), wander the streets of The Rocks, then examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On the next day, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then stroll through Manly Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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 (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally engage your brain at Questacon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Canberra tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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