10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
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:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Relax by the water at Sandridge Beach and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Melbourne. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip website .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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