13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Billich Gallery capture your imagination. The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
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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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Buxton Contemporary capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 28th (Fri), hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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