10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle


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 13th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to Trinity College Chapel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Seattle to Melbourne. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 15th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 85°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island route maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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