13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dili
Fly:  19​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Palm Cove
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Dili

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 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Dili, East Timor to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally look for gifts at Craft Victoria. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then browse the exhibits of FortyFiveDownstairs, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Shop till you drop at Brett Whiteley Studio and Ambush Gallery. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online trip builder .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
day
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

Plan my day in Palm Cove using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Palm Cove in 6.5 hours. In May in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Step out of the city life by going to Yellow Water and Warradjan Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Palm Cove to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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