8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+4
train + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + bus:  17​h
2
Margaret River
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Gibsons Steps, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Razorback.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Port Campbell is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
day
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and then Head underground at Lake Cave.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Margaret River in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Boranup
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 12th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Alice Springs in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Margaret River to Alice Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns attractions planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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