8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

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Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Sports Museum, then admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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