10 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Tasmania & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane


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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Cairns takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Hobart in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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