12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
San Francisco

4
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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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), stroll through Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
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 7th (Sat), hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then shop like a local with Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Helicopter Tours
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Market. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (56°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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