8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Palm Cove
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Melbourne

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 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 8 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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hours
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Trinity Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Palm Cove trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Palm Cove in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Palm Cove at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Spas & Wellness

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Palm Cove to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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