9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h
1
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Darwin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Darwin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Sydney is little chillier than Darwin - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
day
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 9th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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