8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 17th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 20th (Thu), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online day trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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