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
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. On the next day, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Melton Botanic Garden.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Singapore in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Melton Botanic Garden, Brighton Beach
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Camp Cove and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Cairns

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 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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