7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 1 night
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
5
Melbourne
— 1 night

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planning website.

Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Perth in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) 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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Cairns hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Douglas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, thentrek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, thensee a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Qantas Heritage Collection, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 11th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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