8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Port Douglas
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Sydney — 1 night

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 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Sydney. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Port Douglas.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Port Douglas — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Cairns — 2 nights

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 26th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Australia travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Gardens
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.