8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island

— 1 night
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner.

New York City, USA to Hamilton Island is an approximately 28.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Hamilton Island due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Hamilton Island hover around 85°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Sydney

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Tue), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sydney, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hobart.

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Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, stroll through Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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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.