10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Camp Cove. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then make a trip to City Hall, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Hall ©
City Hall

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 15th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Townsville journey website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in January since evenings lows in Townsville dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery ©
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

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