10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Hobart
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— Few hours
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h
4
Palm Cove
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: New York City

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City, USA to Hobart is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Hobart, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get colder in Hobart: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kangaroo Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 11 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Surfers Point
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove route maker tool .

Getting from Margaret River to Palm Cove by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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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 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 1st (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Canberra at 71°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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