11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Muscat

1
night
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 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sandridge Beach, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Muscat to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

few
hours
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Camp Cove, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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