14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Head to Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston Stfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, stop by The Australian Natural Soap, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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 2nd (Tue), trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Thu), stop by The Nook, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, and finally look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then browse the different shops at Leura Mall, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Leura holiday builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October; daily highs in Leura reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

6
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.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Leura in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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