9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— Few hours
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
Alice Springs
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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 14th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online attractions planner .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

few
hours
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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

few
hours
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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