13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth road trip planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Perth. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas. Traveling from Perth in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Port Douglas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns route planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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