8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

1
night
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 15th (Fri), take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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