8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and stop by Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) 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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, thenget your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thentrek along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
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 4th (Sat), get lost in a book at Cairns Library and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cairns Library ©
Cairns Library

2
nights
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 5th (Sun), look for gifts at With Sugar, thenmeet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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