11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 70°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Hobart reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Walpa Gorge, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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