8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then stroll through Camp Cove.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

2
days
Broadbeach

Broadbeach
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broadbeach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Broadbeach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Broadbeach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, David Fleay Wildlife Park, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
day
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 18th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Broadbeach to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Broadbeach in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Melbourne

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 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach

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