17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  34​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Leura
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h 15​min
6
Eumundi
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in November; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and David Jones. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and stroll through Clovelly.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at The Nook, explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leura trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Leura, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Leura

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery
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Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 25th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Lord Howe Island takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eumundi tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Lord Howe Island to Eumundi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld, Kings Beach, Marcoola Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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