11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Hobart, Bus to No.1 Victoria St
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Bus to Hobart, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay

— 2 nights
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Freycinet National Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Mt Amos Climb. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online vacation planner.

Melbourne to Coles Bay is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Sydney

— 3 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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planning tool.

Getting from Coles Bay to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.