17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. In June, Melbourne is little chillier than London - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Shopping
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Lost Bear Gallery, and finally browse the exhibits of Gallery One88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Bonaventure's Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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 8th (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Do your shopping at Village Gallery and Rusty's Market. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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