10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market. On the 14th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Queen Victoria Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at 13th Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Torquay tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Torquay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, then get great views at Uluru, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Torquay - with highs of 42°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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 19th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stop by With Sugar. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 21st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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