10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

2
days
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 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cowes.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

few
hours
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cowes online tour planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In November, daytime highs in Cowes are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

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