12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + Drive:  8​h
2
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 (Sat): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, make a trip to Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, get outside with The Nobbies, and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Parade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Flynns Beach and then hike along Swan Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Summerlands trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and car from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Summerlands in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Summerlands, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Nobbies
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail
Flynns Beach ©
Flynns 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Boat O'Craigo Winery, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): do a tasting at Boat O'Craigo Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at Bohemia Cabaret Club, get interesting insight from Tours, then get outside with Unique Car Rentals, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Drive from Summerlands to Melbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Unique Car Rentals
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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 29th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Planning Lord Howe Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Australian Surf Tours, and other attractions you added. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, examine the collection at Sydney Bus Museum, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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