9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Sydney
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas journey maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Port Douglas is 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Port Douglas to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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 26th (Fri), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the exciting artwork at Jason Ree, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art, then explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and finally kick back and relax at Manly Beach. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Macquarie Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Rocks Discovery Museum, then visit Darling Harbour, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.