8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and finally get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 24th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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