13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. There's much more to do: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 5th (Wed), trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
On the 7th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market

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