8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  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:  16​h 30​min
End: Doha

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 2nd (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Doha, Qatar to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Doha to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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