8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Atherton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney


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1
night
Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio and then view the masterpieces at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Atherton route planner .

Sydney to Atherton is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Atherton at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Atherton

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Herberton, Tolga
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio ©
Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio

3
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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Thornton Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Des Spencer Galleries. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Atherton to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Village Gallery, then stroll through Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally learn more about the world around you at Emu Ridge Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palm Cove route maker site .

Palm Cove is very close to Port Douglas. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Emu Ridge Gallery, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, then see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Palm Cove to Longreach by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Palm Cove in July, Longreach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

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