10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  32​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the next day, stroll through Manly Beach, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
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 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, 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: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Cairns at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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