11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Chandigarh, India to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Sydney. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chandigarh in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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nights
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 26th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 30th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
On the 31st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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