10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning tool .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 23rd (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Rocks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Broadbeach

Broadbeach
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Broadbeach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Broadbeach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Surfer's Paradise Beach, David Fleay Wildlife Park
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
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 27th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Broadbeach to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Broadbeach in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Adventure, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Melbourne is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

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