9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  6​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island day trip planning tool .

Melbourne to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 25th (Mon), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Hamilton Island in March, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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