17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muenster
Fly:  34​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Torquay
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Muenster

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner .

Muenster, Germany to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Muenster to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muenster in February, things will get much hotter in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll through 13th Beach and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Torquay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

13th Beach, Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

1
day
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then trek along The National Pass, then explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at South Lawson Waterfall Circuit.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Torquay to Blue Mountains National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Torquay in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Blue Mountains National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock
Anvil Rock Lookout ©
Anvil Rock Lookout

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning tool .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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