8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
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 4th (Sun), get outside with Horses in Port, thenget to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, thenstroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 7th (Wed): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kuniya Walk, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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