9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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 28th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Trinity Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, wander the streets of The Rocks, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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