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
Palm Cove
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

1
day
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Palm Cove trip planner.

Sydney to Palm Cove is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Palm Cove is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, then trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Cove in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

5
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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get engrossed in the history at Justice & Police Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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