12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
day
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 21st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation builder .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 22nd (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 24th (Sun), trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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