16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Helicopter Tours
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caversham Wildlife Park and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah) and The Shipwreck Galleries (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Perth hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah Cruises, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

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