10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 1 night
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 1 night
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 3 nights

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 9th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip site.

Launceston to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Launceston in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cow Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online tour planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Port Douglas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much hotter (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Cow Bay Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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night
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 14th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
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 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, thenkick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, thenstroll through Ned's Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Manly Beach. Bring the kids along to Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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