8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Paddys River
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Katoomba
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Melbourne

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Paddys River

Paddys River ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paddys River trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne to Paddys River is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Paddys River, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Paddys River

Childrens Museums Museums
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2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
You've now added Telstra Tower to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip builder .

Drive from Paddys River to Canberra in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades and then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Katoomba itinerary maker .

Drive from Canberra to Katoomba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in December since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls Lake, Leura Cascades
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Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake
Leura Cascades ©
Leura Cascades

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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