11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

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day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's Anglican Church, and finally explore the world behind art at The Sacred India Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. In October, daytime highs in Perth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Matthew's Anglican Church, The Sacred India Gallery
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The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
St Matthew's Anglican Church ©
St Matthew's Anglican Church
The Sacred India Gallery ©
The Sacred India Gallery

1
day
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 27th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Cairns is 2 hours. In October, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Popular historic sites such as Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Olympia Milk Bar are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra vacation website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip site .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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