9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sydney. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally get lost in a book at State Library Victoria. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, Brisbane is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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