11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

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. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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