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
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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 3rd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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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