9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Daintree
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 15th (Sat), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elwood Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Elwood Beach
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Distillery Tours
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Hill Inlet and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

Before you visit Whitsunday Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In December, Whitsunday Island is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tranquility Falls, and then look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market. On the next day, make a trip to Elizas Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Daintree trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Whitsunday Island to Daintree in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail ©
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail
Elizas Gallery ©
Elizas Gallery

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Keep things going the next day: stop by With Sugar, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Drive from Daintree to Port Douglas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Spas & Wellness, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Michaelmas Cay
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Spas & Wellness
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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