8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Alice Springs
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Adelaide
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Melbourne
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Perth
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Alice Springs

— 1 day

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Brisbane to Alice Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect nights in Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Swan River.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Perth, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.