10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island itinerary builder tool .

Chennai, India to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then stroll through Camp Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through The Rocks, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning site .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Sydney by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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