9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Beach and Bronte Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker app .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Sydney is 16 hours. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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 17th (Thu): stroll through St. Kilda Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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 18th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Cairns

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.
On the 19th (Sat), learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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