10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

1
night
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 3rd (Wed): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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