12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Hyderabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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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.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Federation Square, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and relax and rejuvenate at Elite Male Massage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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