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
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Darling Harbour and then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool .

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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. In June, Sydney is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
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 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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