13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
Jabiru
— Few hours
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
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 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday maker app .

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 57°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
night
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, then stroll through Trinity Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

few
hours
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jabiru vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Mirrai Lookout ©
Mirrai Lookout

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Sydney in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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