9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly:  31​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Santa Maria

1
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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

Santa Maria, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, then examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and finally stop by Craft Victoria.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Melbourne at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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