12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 14th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then explore the world behind art at Buxton Contemporary. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
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 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary website .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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