9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Boracay
ferry + Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  12​h 15​min
End: Boracay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography. Here are some ideas for day two: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Boracay, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boracay to Sydney. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boracay in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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day
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 15th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
nights
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 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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