8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Brett Whiteley Studio and Justice & Police Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 16 hours. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne 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 a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 69°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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.
On the 9th (Wed), hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are warmer (91°F), and nights are a bit warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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