8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Cairns
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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 24th (Mon): stroll around Nielsen Park, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally visit The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool.

Honolulu, USA to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Sydney, you'll lose 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Sydney is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Melbourne Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
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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.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Uluru ©
World heritage site
Uluru
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Hiking Trail
Uluru Hiking Path
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 29th (Sat), stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Spa
Spas
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