9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
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 20th (Fri), do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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 21st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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