10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Bring the kids along to Trinity Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): engage your brain at Questacon and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade.

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Fly from Gold Coast to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade

2
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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.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, then kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach. On the next day, see a show at Sydney Opera House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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