8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 1 day
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights

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Melbourne

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 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Beach
Bondi Beach
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Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
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