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
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  7​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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1
night
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 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coles Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online holiday maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On your second day here, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planner .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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