8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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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 + Shuttle:  6 h
5
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Melbourne is colder than Singapore - with highs of 16°C and lows of 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 Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Coles Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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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 24th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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