8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Derby
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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night
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 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, wander the streets of Degraves Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and finally stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In May, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

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St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Shopping
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

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night
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 17th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, then take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Derby.

Things to do in Cairns

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre

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Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of Kimberley School of the Air, admire the masterpieces at Norval Gallery, then make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, and finally explore the activities along Manning Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Derby journey planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Derby. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Derby due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Derby: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Derby

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Manning Gorge
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Norval Gallery ©
Norval Gallery
Boab Prison Tree ©
Boab Prison Tree
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre ©
Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre
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