9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Hyderabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online attractions planner .

Hyderabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Smithfield Shopping Centre, Palm Cove Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, stop by Sydney Fish Market, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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