12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Beijing


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3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Beijing, China to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in June, expect nights in Sydney to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes I'm Free Walking Tours. Dedicate the 11th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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