9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

1
day
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 7th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Townsville is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Townsville is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Townsville reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder .

Fly from Townsville to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Townsville in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
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 10th (Sat), examine the collection 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 find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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 11th (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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