9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Subway + Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  9 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, then see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in February, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, wander the streets of The Rocks, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder website.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 21st (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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