8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​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:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions tool .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from New Delhi in March, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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