10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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 20th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 87°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 77°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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