12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 18th (Fri), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Ross House, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nature & Wildlife Tours as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Eastern Beach Reserve. Shop till you drop at South Melbourne Market and Collins St/Swanston St. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Spas in Daylesford--about 1h 45 min away. See some other sides of Melbourne: look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, buy something for everyone on your list at Southgate Melbourne, examine the collection at The National Opal Collection, and get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Spas, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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