9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Mount Hotham
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Ballarat
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
6
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Sydney

Sydney ©
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online visit planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
On the 21st (Tue), hit the slopes at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Hotham trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Mount Hotham by car takes about 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mount Hotham to Melbourne in 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ballarat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

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Take a train from Melbourne to Ballarat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ballarat to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ballarat in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide attractions planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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