18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewellery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Degraves Street, stop by Ambiance Gifts, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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 1st (Fri), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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

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