8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

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day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and then stroll through Dicky Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday app .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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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 February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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day
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 2nd (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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