8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ipoh
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Ipoh

1
day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip tool .

Ipoh, Malaysia to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

1
day
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 29th (Thu): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll through Palm Cove Beach, then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then explore the galleries of Village Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove online travel planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Palm Cove in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect Palm Cove to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online tour builder .

You can fly from Palm Cove to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Palm Cove in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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