8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dickinson
Fly:  30​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Dickinson

2
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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip site .

Dickinson, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Dickinson to Sydney. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dickinson in November, with highs in Sydney at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, and then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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