11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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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 December, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner.

You can 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 December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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