8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Port Campbell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Leura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Campbell sightseeing planner.

Melbourne to Port Campbell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Nature, #Parks
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

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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 18th (Tue), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip site .

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Leura day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Leura at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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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.
Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Camp Cove will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker .

Drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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