12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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

1
day
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.
On the 7th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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