13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  36​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Geneva

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 17th (Mon): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Geneva to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Geneva in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Lord Howe Island in 19 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route builder .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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