10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary builder website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

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 29th (Fri): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
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 1st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canberra online trip builder .

Fly from Gold Coast to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, things will get little chillier in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

2
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Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of The Rocks and then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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