10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Dolphin & Whale Watching, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of The Rocks, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and then look for gifts at Moonglow Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 16th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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