9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

1
night
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 3rd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online holiday maker .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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