10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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 9th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, take in the exciting artwork at Artistree Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Artistree Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

1
night
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, stop by Moon Haven Natural Products, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, do a tasting at Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard, take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, then explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and finally experience rural life at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Margaret River in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Lake Cave, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard
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Food Tours
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 14th (Thu), make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Albany online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Nature Parks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online visit planner .

Fly from Albany to Sydney in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 77°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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