10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then kick back and relax at The Strand.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville road trip app .

Fly from Melbourne to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Townsville, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums Nature
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Newstead House and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Townsville - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Newstead House ©
Newstead House

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