9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
New Delhi

3
days
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Giuliansfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sydney is 4 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
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Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 5th (Sat), stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, then wander the streets of Degraves Street, and finally stop by Readings Book Shop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

1
day
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.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

few
hours
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 8th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Cairns

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 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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