10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Jacksonville

2
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.
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Vaucluse House. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning tool .

Baltimore, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Baltimore in July, expect Sydney to be colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Josephine Falls, Behana Gorge Waterfall and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Annie's Ladies Boutique). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 79°F and lows are around 64°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

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