12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder site .

Detroit, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 15 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 66°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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