8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 27th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 29th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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