9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Fitzroy Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
2
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

1
night
Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island ©
On the 8th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitzroy Island National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fitzroy Island sightseeing website .

Perth to Fitzroy Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Fitzroy Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in January since evenings lows in Fitzroy Island dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Fitzroy Island

#Nature, #Parks
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Fitzroy Island National Park ©
Fitzroy Island National Park

2
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ellis Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Palm Cove journey builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fitzroy Island to Palm Cove. In January in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ellis Beach, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Palm Cove to Port Douglas by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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