8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Sydney is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
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.
Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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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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day
Cairns

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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