9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Perth at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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 5th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday tool .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to 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

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the next day, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel route builder website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 10th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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