8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly:  14​h
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, then have fun at City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary planner.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 1 hour. January in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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