8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Fly:  31​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
End: Anchorage

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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 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Anchorage, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Anchorage to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 18 hours. Traveling from Anchorage in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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nights
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 20th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Canberra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Canberra at 55°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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