12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Raipur

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns vacation builder .

Raipur, India to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. While traveling from Raipur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online day trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 9th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get your game on at Zero Latency, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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