10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Auckland

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Sydney is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, view the masterpieces at Katoomba Antique Centre, then browse the exhibits of Falls Gallery, and finally stroll through The National Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lost Bear Gallery, browse the exhibits of Gallery One88, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then stop by Teddy Sinclair, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura visit planner.

Drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Leura can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Leura

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Falls Gallery, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Leura in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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