9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bundaberg
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brisbane day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Burrum Coast National Park. Keep things going the next day: walk around Bargara Beach Caravan Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bundaberg online route planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bargara Beach Caravan Park
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Bargara Beach Caravan Park ©
Bargara Beach Caravan Park
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bundaberg to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bundaberg in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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