10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner
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Sydney
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
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Sydney — 4 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder app.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

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 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planning site.

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Brisbane reach 77°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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