8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner .

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, then get great views at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are little chillier (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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night
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 27th (Tue), look for gifts at With Sugar, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then head outdoors with Horses in Port, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Village Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Anzac Park and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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