10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, thenappreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stop by Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, browse the range of quality goods at DUX Collection Sydney, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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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 30th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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