7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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day
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 28th (Fri): stop by The Nook, stop by The Candy Store Leura, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Leura tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Leura at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Camp Cove. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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