9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Macau
+3
ferry + foot + subway + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 1 day
+3
Fly + subway + foot + ferry:  12​h 30​min
End: Macau

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 3rd (Mon), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary website .

Macau, China to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) 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
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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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 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and finally stop by The Junk Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then browse the exhibits of Brett Whiteley Studio, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, then browse the exhibits of Billich Gallery, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel 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. 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 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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day
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 9th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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