8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 1 night
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Hartford, USA to Sydney is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hartford to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hartford - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas route planning website.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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