9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcadefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planner .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and finally wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 63°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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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 13th (Fri): trek along Kuniya Walk, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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 14th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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