8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mount Hotham
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 (Sat): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay road trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Torquay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) 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

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Mount Hotham

Mount Hotham ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Hotham online route builder .

You can drive from Torquay to Mount Hotham in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mount Hotham

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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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: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip maker .

You can drive from Mount Hotham to Sydney in 8 hours. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sat), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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