10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  23​h 45​min
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach tour itinerary tool .

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in July since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, then step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville tour itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, and then examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Alice Springs to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
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): hike along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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