13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Sydney

3
days
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip website .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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

2
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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 26th (Tue), hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in July since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

3
days
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery for their historical value. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Becket Church, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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