10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

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Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
night
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 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in May; daily highs in Cairns reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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