12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
23​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:
3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:
4​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:
21​h 45​min
San Francisco

3
days
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 18 hours. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum

1
day
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Uluru.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

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Sightseeing Nature Parks
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Uluru

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach

4
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Customs House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Sightseeing Beaches
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The Rocks
Bondi Beach

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