8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
Whitsunday Island
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Singapore

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Torquay.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Torquay road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

few
hours
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Whitsunday Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Torquay to Whitsunday Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In February, Whitsunday Island is a bit warmer than Torquay - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
days
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route planner.

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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