15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Birmingham

5
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Birmingham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Birmingham to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and then pick up some local products at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Candy Store Leura, then hike along Grand Canyon track, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leura road trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leura, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Leura in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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