10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

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 December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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 13th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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