8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Perth holiday builder website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne journey maker app .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 3rd (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally stroll through Mindil Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Darwin road trip website .

Fly from Sydney to Darwin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

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