10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive
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Rutherglen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
King Valley
— 1 night
Drive
4
Daylesford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beechworth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Canberra

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then get curious at Questacon, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Rutherglen.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Rutherglen

— 2 nights
Rutherglen is a small town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia, near the Murray River border with New South Wales. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre, learn about winemaking at All Saints Estate Winery, do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, then learn about winemaking at Campbells Wines, and finally look for gifts at Renaissance Chocolates.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rutherglen road trip planning site.

Getting from Canberra to Rutherglen by car takes about 4 hours. In April in Rutherglen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to King Valley.

Things to do in Rutherglen

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

King Valley

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Pizzini Wines, then learn about winemaking at Chrismont, and then get great views at Powers Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the King Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Rutherglen to King Valley in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in King Valley are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Daylesford.

Things to do in King Valley

Wineries

Side Trips

Daylesford

— 2 nights
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve, enjoy breathtaking views from Woodend Clock Tower, then sample the tasty concoctions at Holgate Brewhouse, and finally admire the sheer force of Trentham Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Daylesford, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Daylesford trip planner.

Getting from King Valley to Daylesford by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Daylesford can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Daylesford

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Beechworth

— 2 nights
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): do a tasting at Brown Brothers Winery and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Beechworth Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Beechworth Historic Courthouse, then stroll the grounds of Beechworth Public Cemetery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Woolshed Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Beechworth itinerary planner.

You can drive from Daylesford to Beechworth in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beechworth when traveling from Daylesford in April, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Beechworth

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Canberra

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

On the 27th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoo and Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Telstra Tower, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planner.

You can drive from Beechworth to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canberra

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.