8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. In May, Melbourne is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Ambiance Gifts ©
Ambiance Gifts

3
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 30th (Wed): stop by Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bondi Beach, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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