12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru, India to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Perth. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
On the 20th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time 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
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) 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
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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