8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai

1
day
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 2nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour planner .

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
night
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 4th (Mon), stroll through Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and then tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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