8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Sydney — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker.

Tokyo, Japan to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Sydney is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 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 Segway Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the sights in a new way with Uluru Segway Tours and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 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. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · 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.
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