10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Cairns
— 1 day
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
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Green Island
— 1 day
Unknown
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Byron Bay
Drive
6
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly
7
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Airlie Beach
Drive
9
Cardwell
— 1 night
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Fitzroy
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Fitzroy
— 1 night
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Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Kuranda
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Kuranda
— 1 night
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Cairns

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour builder tool.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
On the 30th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Brisbane at 30°C and lows at 19°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Green Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Green Island

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland Crocodile Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Green Island trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Green Island. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Green Island: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Green Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 3rd (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip maker site.

Explore your travel options from Green Island to Byron Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Green Island in May, things will get a bit cooler in Byron Bay: highs are around 27°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip

Bundaberg

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, get great views at Hummock Lookout, and then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Bundaberg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in May, Bundaberg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Breweries & Distilleries

Hamilton Island

— 1 night
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island route app.

You can fly from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Bundaberg in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 24°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors

Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. May in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cardwell.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Cardwell

— 1 night
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hinchinbrook Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cardwell trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Cardwell takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fitzroy.

Things to do in Cardwell

Nature · Parks

Fitzroy

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Williamstown Uniting Church, see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, and then stop by in. cube8r Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fitzroy travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cardwell to Fitzroy. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Fitzroy

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kuranda

— 1 night
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Jarver Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Emu Ridge Gallery, make a trip to Honey House, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Barron Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuranda travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Fitzroy to Kuranda with the Route module. When traveling from Fitzroy in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kuranda: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.