10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 1 day
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  29​h
End: Dublin

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night
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 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Dublin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in December, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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 20th (Fri), stroll through Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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 21st (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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