8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planning site .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by With Sugar, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan my trip to Port Douglas with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

2
nights
Cairns

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 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday app .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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