9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally stop by The Junk Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and North Head Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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