9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Port Douglas
— 2 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, hike along Kuniya Walk, and then stroll through Uluru. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Mala Walk and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Sydney — 3 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cairns.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

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 6th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns tour planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Australia travel guide

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.