7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torquay
— 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Torquay

— 1 night
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay online trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Torquay, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Spas
Highlights from your trip

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.