11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h
End: Shanghai

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Shanghai, China to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in March: highs in Sydney hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at CrossCulture Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns journey app .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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