10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Trails Parks
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and then make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and ATTY Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Port Douglas

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 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, then admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Crystal Cascades
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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