12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder website .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney visit planning website .

You can 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 October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Muddy's Playground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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