10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Columbia
Fly:  28 h
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Columbia

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then walk around Anzac Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Columbia, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Cairns is 15 hours. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides as well as Melbourne Zoo. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 63°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

Similar Plans

14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 34 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Bali & Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans