9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chengdu

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip site .

Chengdu, China to Sydney is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chengdu to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chengdu in August, expect Sydney to be colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, then examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) 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
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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 23rd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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