9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seoul

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 17th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in August, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
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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 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can 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 little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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

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 20th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), stop by With Sugar, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then head outdoors with Horses in Port, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Village Gallery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip site .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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