10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Bangkok
train + Fly:  14​h
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
Bangkok

2
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Broome trip builder tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Broome is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Broome. October in Broome sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 9th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Broome in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
day
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
Cairns

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.
Family-friendly places like Michaelmas Cay and Muddy's Playground will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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