8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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night
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 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, then stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 18th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: highs in Alice Springs hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Talapi ©
Talapi

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then do a tasting at McLaren Vale III Associate wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through North Terrace, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and then kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Adelaide is slightly colder than Alice Springs - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, McLaren Vale III Associate wines, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne visit site .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Adelaide in February, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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