8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Launceston

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 6th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart journey planner.

Launceston to Hobart is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lord Howe Island trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Hobart to Lord Howe Island in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ball's Pyramid ©
Ball's Pyramid

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Gannon House Gallery. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
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 12th (Sun), hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, make a trip to Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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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 13th (Mon): stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, then tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Transportation
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines

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