6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
day
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel route website .

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Cairns. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 3rd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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