9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
2
Blacktown
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Mosman
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
4
Werribee
— 1 night
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 9th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Gold Coast is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Gold Coast is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
day
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Central Gardens Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Anglican Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blacktown trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Blacktown by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mosman.

Things to do in Blacktown

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

St Johns Anglican Cathedral, Central Gardens Nature Reserve
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Central Gardens Nature Reserve ©
Central Gardens Nature Reserve
St Johns Anglican Cathedral ©
St Johns Anglican Cathedral

1
night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then look for gifts at Bridget Kennedy Project Space, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mosman vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Mosman takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Mosman sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Mosman

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Shelly Beach
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

1
night
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. On the 13th (Thu), meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Werribee online trip builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Mosman to Werribee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mosman in December since evenings lows in Werribee dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Werribee

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Melbourne Central, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning app .

Melbourne is just a stone's throw from Werribee. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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