10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

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

— 1 night
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 20th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Douglas is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Singapore in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cairns

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

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Highlights from your trip

Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Werribee Open Range Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.