8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Newark

1
day
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 (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Melbourne is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 17th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Clovelly Beach, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in March, with highs in Sydney at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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