13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

For maps and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip site .

Newark, USA to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
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.
Appreciate the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kuniya Walk and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) 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
night
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 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then see the interesting displays at The National Opal Collection, then examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and finally get your game on at Zero Latency. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at National Sports Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally explore the world behind art at Craft Victoria.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough 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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