8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​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:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns. Traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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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 13th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

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 a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
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The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour 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 slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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Melbourne Zoo

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