9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Damper Creek Reserve, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Oldis Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oldis Gardens, Damper Creek Reserve, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Hobart by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bouddi National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bouddi National Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
On the 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Hundred Acres Reserve, then kick back and relax at Point Ross, and then explore the activities along Anson Bay. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Pitcairn Settlers Village, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Guava, and then kick back and relax at Emily Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Norfolk Island travel route app .

You can fly from Sydney to Norfolk Island in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. In March in Norfolk Island, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Anson Bay ©
Anson Bay

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