12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Sydney. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Thu), hike along Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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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 28th (Sat): look for gifts at With Sugar, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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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 30th (Mon): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

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