11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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