8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  34​h
End: Hartford

2
nights
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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Hartford, USA to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hartford to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hartford in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Cairns

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 22nd (Tue): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 85°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Port Douglas

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 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

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You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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