10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  14​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kathmandu

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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder website .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

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Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Torquay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Torquay in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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 9th (Sat), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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