8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly to Hobart International Airport, Drive to Cygnet
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Cygnet
— 1 night
Drive to Hobart International Airport, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney
— 3 nights

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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 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then go for a walk through Mala Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also 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. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Cygnet

— 1 night
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Farmhouse Kitchen. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn the tricks of the trade with The Farmhouse Kitchen and then stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cygnet travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Cygnet. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cygnet

Classes · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cygnet to Sydney. Traveling from Cygnet in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.