12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
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

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Melbourne.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
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.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Uluru

2
days
Cairns

The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.
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

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cairns.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach

4
days
Sydney

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
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 Outdoors Beaches
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Sydney.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach
The Rocks

Similar Plans

16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA February, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans