9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Pune

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hula Bula Bar. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Hula Bula Bar. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fremantle Markets, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planner .

Pune, India to Perth is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August in Perth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle Markets, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route planner .

You can fly from Perth to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Perth in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and finally look for gifts at Volle Jewellery.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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