12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  32​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

1
night
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 13th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

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Newark, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Clovelly, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
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Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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