8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of The Rocks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday builder site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

2
nights
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, then identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Broadbeach trip itinerary app .

Fly from Sydney to Broadbeach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Broadbeach sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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 15th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Broadbeach to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Broadbeach - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 46°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach

Similar Plans

11 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CHINA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT