9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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 21st (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas vacation planner.

New Delhi, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 night

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, things will get slightly colder in Adelaide: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 1 night

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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne visit planning website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in October since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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