9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune

1
day
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 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

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

Pune, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
day
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 15th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Melbourne hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then 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 other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Earl Hill ©
Earl Hill

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