12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + shuttle:  25​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Port Douglas is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Port Douglas is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in March, things will get much hotter in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
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 22nd (Fri), hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) 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 ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 24th (Sun): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at East Melbourne Synagogue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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