12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Broome
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Mossman
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Wonga Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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night
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 21st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip app .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
St Patrick's Basilica ©
St Patrick's Basilica

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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Middleton Beach, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Albany takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in May: highs in Albany hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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hours
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then stroll through Cable Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

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You can fly from Albany to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany in May, you will find days in Broome are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder website .

Getting from Broome to Cairns by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Cairns. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Broome in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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night
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then view the masterpieces at Janbal Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mossman journey planner .

Mossman is just a short distance from Port Douglas. In May, daytime highs in Mossman are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Wonga Beach.

Things to do in Mossman

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

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Mossman Gorge
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Janbal Gallery ©
Janbal Gallery
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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night
Wonga Beach

Wonga Beach ©
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach and then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wonga Beach tour planner .

Wonga Beach is very close to Mossman. In May, daily temperatures in Wonga Beach can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wonga Beach

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

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Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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