10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app .

Birmingham, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Birmingham to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Birmingham - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (97°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, contemplate the long history of The Johnston Collection, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation planning app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 54°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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