9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get curious at Questacon and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Australia. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Canberra is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Canberra. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
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National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Floriade ©
Floriade

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning site .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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

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 10th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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