8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Fly

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Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania and then trek along Three Capes Track.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eaglehawk Neck: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Launceston

— 1 night

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 13th (Sun), walk around City Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.