12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Kata Tjuta and Mutitjulu Waterhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and get great views at Uluru.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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
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 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
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 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then wander the streets of Degraves Street. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then look for gifts at Australian By Design, and finally shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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