9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter Julian's Church, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
On the 8th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online route planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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