9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Sydney is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the masterpieces at The Johnston Collection.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
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 15th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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
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 16th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online itinerary planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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