10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Adelaide is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Adelaide reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
day
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 6th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

2
nights
Cairns

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 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 9th (Thu), stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome, then take in the exciting artwork at Broome Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Broome in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Broome is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Broome: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome ©
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Payet Gallery, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, then get a taste of the local shopping with Margaret River Chocolate Company, and finally stop by SUGARMAN. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, then look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products, then stop by Treeton Fine Wood Studio, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

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