11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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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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 20th (Sat): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Uluru, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island route builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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