10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Cairns
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Lord Howe Island
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Sydney
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Cairns

— 3 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trinity Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns. In December, Cairns is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Lord Howe Island

— 1 night
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Sydney

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, savor a delicious cup with Sydney by Kayak, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

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.