10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Trinity Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Daintree
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach ©
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinity Beach day trip planning site .

Melbourne to Trinity Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Trinity Beach at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Trinity Beach

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Golden Drop Mango Winery
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Golden Drop Mango Winery ©
Golden Drop Mango Winery

2
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Daintree Naturals Artist Market, stroll through Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and then relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea.

Plan trip to Daintree with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Trinity Beach to Daintree takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Daintree can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, Wonga Beach
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Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail ©
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Daintree to Cape Tribulation in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Trevethan Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, get great views at Grassy Hill, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Keating's Lagoon.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cooktown driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Fig Tree and then explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay and then cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cairns in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedral Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Skydiving

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