11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

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 Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds. Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru. There's lots more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 16th (Thu), stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and then stop by Ambiance Gifts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip maker app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

4
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.
Sydney Pub Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, browse the exhibits of Billich Gallery, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online road trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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