10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Sat), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the next day, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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 9th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 10th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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