12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 2 nights

3
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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