8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​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.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planning site .

If you are flying in from Myanmar, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Broadbeach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Broadbeach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's 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.
On the 15th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Broadbeach to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In January, Cairns is a bit warmer than Broadbeach - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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 (Wed), identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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