9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
shuttle + subway + Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Seattle, USA to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Seattle to Cairns, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Adelaide takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Seacliff Beach ©
Seacliff Beach

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online tour builder .

Getting from Adelaide to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in November, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, expect Gold Coast to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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