8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take some stellar pictures from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder app.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

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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.