9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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 23rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in November since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 24th (Sat), stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, shop like a local with Degraves Street, then stop by Readings Book Shop, and finally take a stroll through Melbourne Central. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island online travel route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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