9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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 20th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

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 March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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