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 + train:  6​h
2
Leura
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Leura.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
day
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, stroll through The National Pass, browse for treasures at Katoomba Antique Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Leura trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Leura takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Leura are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery

2
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 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market. On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Queen Victoria Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning app .

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 June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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