11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder website .

Pune, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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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 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
On the 1st (Mon), wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
day
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 3rd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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