13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Trinity Beach, then browse the exhibits of Village Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

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Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Cairns. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 83°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Cairns in September, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and then look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

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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 in Melbourne, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

4
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Pitt Street Mallfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and browse the exhibits of Gannon House Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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