9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
Washington DC

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ballarat Wildlife Park, Wine Tours & Tastings and Escape Discovery Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Washington DC, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Washington DC to Melbourne. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ballarat Wildlife Park
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Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
days
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 14th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, browse the exhibits of Janbal Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Port Douglas hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Janbal Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Janbal Gallery ©
Janbal Gallery

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Spas & Wellness. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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