9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in March, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
day
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 21st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

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 March, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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