12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday app.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in November, with highs in Melbourne at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stop by The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Cairns

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.
On the 4th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 5th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Ocean Safari, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm ©
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with GBR Helicopters -Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas route planning app.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
GBR Helicopters -Tours ©
GBR Helicopters -Tours

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