9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary maker

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder site.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Sydney, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Melbourne

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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 6th (Sat), get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then make a trip to Uluru.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums
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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.
On the 7th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Cairns

— 2 nights

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 8th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.