12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights

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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), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf 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 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, browse the different shops at DUX Collection Sydney, and stop by The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to 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
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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