9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth journey maker tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In June, Perth is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
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 4th (Tue): stroll through Bondi Beach, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and finally meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then take in the waterfront at Hickson Road Reserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in June since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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