12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in April, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
On the 7th (Tue), appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

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 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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