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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get your game on at Virtual Reality Rooms Sydney - VR Escape Rooms Sydney, and catch some excitement at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 9th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation maker tool .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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