10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian Centre for Photography. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the masterpieces at The Johnston Collection.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 1st (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
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 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns vacation planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 3rd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island tour builder tool .

Fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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