7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Coober Pedy: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Tom's Working Opal Mine ©
Tom's Working Opal Mine

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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 4th (Wed): go for a walk through Lungkata Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in September, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and then stroll through Mindil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Darwin itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Darwin hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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