12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Guiyang
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Kuranda
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Guiyang

1
night
Cairns

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 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planning app .

Guiyang, China to Cairns is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Guiyang to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guiyang in July, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuranda.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Rainforestation Nature Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainforestation Nature Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuranda trip itinerary planner .

Kuranda is just a stone's throw from Cairns. In July, daytime highs in Kuranda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Rainforestation Nature Park ©
Rainforestation Nature Park

3
nights
Cairns

Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Cairns is just a short distance from Kuranda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
University of Sydney has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Melbourne Gaol, Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Laneways. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88 and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online vacation planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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