13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  19​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill make great kid-friendly stops. Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne journey planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Village Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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