9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Bristol


3
nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and then make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darwin online tour itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Darwin is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Bristol to Darwin, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Darwin Wharf Precinct ©
Darwin Wharf Precinct

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Darwin in May, you will find days in Port Douglas are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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