9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
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 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip builder site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 20th (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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