10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Visiting Trinity Beach and Birdworld Kuranda will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atherton Tablelands and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker tool.

Houston, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 16 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Opal Reef. There's more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
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Photography Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and then stroll through Kirra Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip builder app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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