10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Semaphore Beach. Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Adelaide Oval, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and stroll through Adelaide Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Adelaide tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Murray Street Vineyards, Aldinga Beach
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then wander the streets of The Rocks, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stroll through Coogee Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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