12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  31​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
2
Palm Cove
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London


1
day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru trip planner.

London, UK to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm Cove route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Palm Cove takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas & Wellness

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 19th (Wed): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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