8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
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 28th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hillsong Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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