13 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

13 days in Australia & Auckland Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Canberra, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
6
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 day
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Darling Harbour and Powerhouse Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Qantas Heritage Collection. Step out of Sydney to go to Wollongong and see Nan Tien Temple, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, appreciate the history behind Obelisk of 1870 to mark Captain Cook's Landing Place, and admire the landmark architecture of Olympia Milk Bar.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney route app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Sydney is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Nan Tien Temple
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get curious at Questacon.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Canberra at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Cathedral and Parliament House of Victoria. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): go for a walk through Field of Light, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Cairns, Australia

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.
On the 18th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online travel planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

1
day
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, examine the collection at Auckland Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auckland trip maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Auckland in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Auckland is 2 hours. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Auckland are colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki ©
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
SkyTower ©
SkyTower

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