10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Flinders Street Station, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
day
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.
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Douglas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Adventure Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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