13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Leura
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Eumundi
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Newark

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leura.

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#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates ©
Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 17th (Thu), stop by The Nook, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Leura route planning tool .

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Leura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
The Nook ©
The Nook
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country

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hours
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 18th (Fri): stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Leura in May, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eumundi.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, look for gifts at Opals Down Under, look for gifts at MaisyMoo, then browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then stop by The Real McCaul, then stop by Berkelouw Book Barn, and finally look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eumundi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Eumundi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

#Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

MaisyMoo, Kawana Shoppingworld, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Opals Down Under, Yandina Markets
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza ©
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza

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