9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h 30 min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Colombo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Port Douglas is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Port Douglas is 4.5 hours. In April, Port Douglas is slightly colder than Colombo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planning site.

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 April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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