10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Village Gallery (in Palm Cove). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Thornton Beach
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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