8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Pune

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site .

Pune, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 12th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Gold Coast, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Rocks, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Sydney, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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