10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Cairns is 16 hours. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 9th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in March, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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 Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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