15 days in Melbourne, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in September, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Balloon Rides
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, make a trip to Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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

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.
Visit The Rocks and The National Pass for their historical value. Visiting Bondi Beach and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, North Head Sanctuary, Sydney Harbour National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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