10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gold Coast in June since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach itinerary tool .

Getting from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in June, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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