8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mount Hotham
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Torquay

Torquay
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 21st (Tue): cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay travel route website .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Torquay, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Hotham.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
day
Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Hotham trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Mount Hotham takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Hotham to Sydney in 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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