13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  25​h
1
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
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Charlotte

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

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Charlotte, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then stop by Coffee Works.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be warmer, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
On the 19th (Fri), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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