9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  40​h
1
Coral Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

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night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay day trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Coral Bay is an approximately 40-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Coral Bay

#Adventure, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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 24th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Coral Bay to Melbourne in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Coral Bay to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Alice Springs at 95°F and lows at 69°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
On the 27th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Clovelly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alice Springs in December: highs in Sydney hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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