9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Wentworth Falls
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Katoomba
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Torquay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Cowes
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
11
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets and then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Dolphin & Whale Watching

few
hours
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. You've now added Wentworth Falls to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wentworth Falls driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Wentworth Falls in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wentworth Falls, with lows of 9°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

few
hours
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've now added Scenic World Blue Mountains to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): catch a ride on Scenic World Blue Mountains, stroll through The Giant Stairway, and then explore and take pictures at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner .

Katoomba is just a short distance from Wentworth Falls. In September, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trip

Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Scenic World Blue Mountains ©
Scenic World Blue Mountains
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in September since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 14°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

few
hours
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

few
hours
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Torquay vacation planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Lorne on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Torquay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

1
night
Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teddy's Lookout, Erskine Falls and Lorne Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Lorne road trip planning tool .

Drive from Torquay to Lorne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lorne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Lorne

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes 12 Apostles Helicopters, The Arch, Bay of Martyrs, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the world from above with 12 Apostles Helicopters and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Campbell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lorne to Port Campbell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Princetown, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Cowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

1
day
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 28th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park and then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cowes trip maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Cowes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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