8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
End: Brisbane

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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 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and then get great views at Govetts Leap.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Blue Mountains National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Blue Mountains National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Govetts Leap
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

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nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Coolangatta Beach (in Coolangatta) and David Fleay Wildlife Park (in West Burleigh). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary site .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Byron Bay by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tropical Fruit World
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online vacation planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

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