10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Bakersfield

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally stop by Readings Book Shop. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and then look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Bakersfield, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Bakersfield in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
day
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 22nd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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