9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  28​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

1
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.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
night
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 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Royal Historical Society of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 69°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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