9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Coral Bay
1
Coral Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  15 h 30 min
2
Broome
— 1 night
Drive:  21 h 15 min
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  29 h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
End: Cairns

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Before you visit Coral Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Coral Bay. You will leave for Broome on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the galleries of The Courthouse Collection, look for gifts at The Sandalwood Shop, then browse the exhibits of Broome Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Roebuck Bay. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and finally stroll through Reddell Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Broome trip website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Coral Bay to Broome in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome ©
SSJG Heritage Centre Broome

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nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, then see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Chinese Temple and Museum Chung Wah, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Darwin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
1934 Qantas Hangar ©
1934 Qantas Hangar
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns route site.

You can fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Cairns. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Shark Diving
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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