9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Visit Manly Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

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Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

few
hours
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.
On the 6th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach).

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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, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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