9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Toowoomba
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online journey planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Sydney is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to First Coat Outdoor Gallery, then stroll around Queens Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Garden City Lanes.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Toowoomba day trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Toowoomba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Toowoomba, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Fun & Games
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 13th (Tue), have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toowoomba in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
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 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 15th (Thu), head outdoors with Horses in Port, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

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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 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planner .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Earl Hill
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Earl Hill ©
Earl Hill

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