8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Brisbane
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Canberra
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Sydney
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Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then shop like a local with Melbourne Central. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then visit Degraves Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Doha in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Canberra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On the next day, wander the streets of The Rocks, then hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and then visit Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side 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.