12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Vienna

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns vacation builder website .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Cairns. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 11th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, look for gifts at With Sugar, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

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Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to 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
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Southgate Melbourne.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

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 September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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