10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune


1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get your game on at Zero Latency, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey builder tool .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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