8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Doha

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 3rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Cairns, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Camp Cove for some beach relaxation. The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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 8th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88 and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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