9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

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Chicago, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne route app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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 30th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Cairns. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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