11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Passions of Paradise Reef Tour as well as NQ Hire Boats. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Passions of Paradise Reef Tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with NQ Hire Boats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Passions of Paradise Reef Tour ©
Passions of Paradise Reef Tour
NQ Hire Boats ©
NQ Hire Boats

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo as well as Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning website.

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 December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth road trip tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
Highlights from your plan
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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