10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
ferry:  30​min
1
Manly
— 1 day
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
End: Sydney


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Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the galleries of Joel Coleman Gallery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manly vacation planner.

Sydney to Manly is an approximately half hour ferry ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. October in Manly sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then get outside with Jetryder.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Manly in October since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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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 16th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Village Gallery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for gifts at With Sugar, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online tour planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 18th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online road trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in October: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Noosa Main Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mooloolaba day trip website .

You can drive from Noosa to Mooloolaba in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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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 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Find out how to plan Sydney trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Trails Outdoors
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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

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Bondi

Bondi ©
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, then get great views at North Bondi Lookout, then appreciate the history behind Black Sunday monument, and finally cool off at Bondi Iceberg Club.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bondi online route maker .

Bondi is just a stone's throw from Sydney. In October in Bondi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bondi

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Iceberg Club ©
Bondi Iceberg Club
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Black Sunday monument ©
Black Sunday monument

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