8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jodhpur
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Jodhpur

1
day
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 27th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder tool .

Jodhpur, India to Cairns is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Jodhpur in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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