11 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Melbourne — 2 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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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 17th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Port Douglas at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Passions of Paradise Reef Tour. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Passions of Paradise Reef Tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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