10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seoul

1
night
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 16th (Fri): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Seoul, South Korea to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seoul in August, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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 (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get great views at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On the next day, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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 22nd (Thu), look for gifts at With Sugar, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get outside with Horses in Port, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Horses in Port ©
Horses in Port

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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