8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow 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

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 21st (Sat): stop by With Sugar, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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