8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
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Sydney — 4 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. In April, Sydney is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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