9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Millaa Millaa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip app .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 14th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Millaa Millaa Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Wooroonooran National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Ellinjaa Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Millaa Millaa trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Millaa Millaa takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Millaa Millaa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wooroonooran National Park
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Wooroonooran National Park ©
Wooroonooran National Park
Millaa Millaa Falls ©
Millaa Millaa Falls
Ellinjaa Falls ©
Ellinjaa Falls

1
night
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mission Beach trip builder website .

Getting from Millaa Millaa to Mission Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Magnetic Island trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by Into The Blue Gallery, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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