11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly

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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and stop by Melbourne Watch Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour builder app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 1 night
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Wilsons Promontory National Park and then hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Sun), get curious at Questacon, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Australian Academy of Science, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then have some family-friendly fun at Axxe, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Canberra takes 8.5 hours. In March in Canberra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Byron Bay

— 1 night
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Broken Head Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, and finally trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary website.

Fly from Canberra to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Sydney

— 4 nights

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: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip maker.

Getting from Byron Bay to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.