12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip tool .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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.
On the 14th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas visit planning website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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 16th (Tue), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On your second day here, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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night
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 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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.
On the 20th (Sat), enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods 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

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