8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

1
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 2nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Cairns. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Sydney

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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 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Clovelly, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Melbourne

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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 6th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Melbourne Zoo
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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