11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Cairns
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Gold Coast
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Kuranda Rainforest Journeys (in Kuranda) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 8th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns is 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 1 night
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 11th (Fri), soar above the sights with Go Ballooning, then glide through the air with GC Jet Boat & Parasail, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then make a trip to Block Arcade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.