9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
On the 10th (Mon), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online holiday planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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