11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

San Diego, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Diego to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in October, Sydney is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

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 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip app.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 28th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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