8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 1 night

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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Babinda Boulders and AJ Hackett Cairns. Get in touch with nature at Michaelmas Cay and Behana Gorge Waterfall. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Birdworld Kuranda in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker tool.

Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Babinda Boulders
4.7
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Wildlife Area
Birdworld Kuranda
4.3

1
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): race across the water with Jetboat Extreme, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8

1
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

1
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Launceston

Launceston ©

The Heart of Tasmania

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll around City Park, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan sightseeing tool.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
4.5

1
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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Constitution Dock.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Pier / Boardwalk
Constitution Dock
4.5

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