10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sydney

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stop by Sydney Fish Market, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then stop by The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get curious at Questacon, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then catch a live event at Suncorp Stadium. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, catch a live performance at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shorncliffe Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planning site.

You can fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in March since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Cairns

— 2 nights

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 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Night Markets, then take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday website.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Cairns. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.