9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Cairns
— 1 night
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night

2
nights
Melbourne

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and visit Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 10th (Fri), meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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