10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, then take a stroll through Degraves Street, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Auckland in August since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre ©
Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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 Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and browse the fresh offerings at Danks Street Produce Merchants.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Sydney takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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