12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​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
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
night
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 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow 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

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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
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 10th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel 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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