10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 18th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and then browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner.

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Gallery. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

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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 May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at National Sports Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Craft Victoria. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Original & Authentic Aboriginal Art.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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