10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Chennai

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planner.

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online journey planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 4th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then take a stroll through The Rocks, then look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and finally make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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