Australia Itinerary 10 Days (Things To Do + Best Attractions)

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In this post read about the best Australia Itinerary 10 days with things to do in Australia and with the best attractions to visit in Australia.

Australia itinerary 10 days
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Australia – The 6th largest country in the world, is a paradise for tourists, nature lovers, adventure/sports lovers, peace-seekers, families, and honeymooners.  It is a dream destination that tops the travel bucket list for all.  As the holiday season is gearing up in, plan for your next trip to this beautiful and exotic country which is a complete package of stunning rainforests, red-earthed National Parks, exotic & world-famous beaches, natural coral reefs, spectacular landmarks, and livable cities.  Let’s have a look at quick tips for Planning a Trip to enchanting Australia.

Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Australia
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Generally, Sydney and Melbourne are the first places to stop while on an Australian holiday, but there are many other beautiful places and cities. I lived in Sydney and Melbourne for about 1 year and have previously traveled in those areas and their surroundings. For the upcoming Christmas break, I plan to visit The Great Barrier Reef on the coast of Queensland and the famous Uluru monolith rock formation.  

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The natural wonders tour includes the following destinations:

Scenic Drive through Great Ocean Road
Sunset at Great Ocean Road


Australia is gifted with many of the world’s most stunning beaches. It has a long coastline of 37,000 km which features approximately 11,011 beaches.  

Some of the famous beaches include dazzling Cabble Beach, Hyames Beach which is renowned for having the whitest sand, Kirra Beach with its rolling waves, fashionable Four Mile Beach, or Whitehaven Beach with ocean rafting near The Great Barrier Reef.

There are also city beaches, like the iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Other beaches include Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Burleigh Heads, Apollo Bay and many more.  


With low population density and larger land area than most countries, most of the urban areas in Australia are scattered between mountains, oceans, coasts, wildlife reserves, rivers, and pretty landscapes.

Choose Sydney for a highly energetic vibrant culture. The city is famous for its Opera House, world-famous zoos, aquariums, and a metropolitan lifestyle.  It is also blessed with sunny weather and clear skies, and it is never too chilly.   

You can also book your stay from some of the best luxury accommodation in Sydney. Also, Sydney hosts the world’s famous fireworks on New Year’s eve and it would really great to see the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Sydney. Sydney is not only for its vibrant city life but also has many nature adventures. Select some best nature adventures in Sydney. Being a vegetarian, I always recommend some good vegetarian restaurants worth trying out.

Sydney has a lot of choices for vegetarians, and therefore read more on where to find the best vegetarian food in Sydney. Read more about 7 romantic things to do in Sydney on a budget. 

Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Australia
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For stay options in Sydney refer the map below.

Melbourne has a European flair and is famous among coffee lovers and selected as one of the most livable cities of the world many times. Stay and play in Melbourne with kids

Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Australia
Great Barrier Reef

But don’t miss Canberra which is the incredible capital of the country. It is a place where you will find cool architecture, museums, and galleries. Architecture lovers would love this capital city. Australia also has remote and underrated places which are worth visiting. 

What you need to know before booking your  Holiday to Australia 

  • All non-Australians require a visa to enter Australia
  • The country is huge and diverse, so use local budget local airlines to book flights
  • Within the cities, there is a wide and very good network of public buses, trains, ferries, and trams. Public transport is cost-effective and very efficient. In Sydney, check the OPAL card for affordable public transport
  • Budget-friendly accommodation deals near the city center are difficult to find but I managed to find some cost-efficient options on KAYAK.
  • As this country is huge, don’t expect to cover all the places on the same trip
  • Check the weather before packing as Australia has an opposite season to that of countries from Northern Hemisphere and the climate varies a lot from region to region.
  • Visit world-class stadiums and sports arenas as local love sports and have earned many accolades and medals in International sports.
  • Gardens like The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney or the Botanical Gardens of Melbourne are free  
  • Some Museums and Art Galleries also have free entry
  • Australia is a wonderful place for scuba divers.  Try out some scuba diving at Great Barrier Reef. Click this guide for scuba dive.
  • Melbourne is a foodie paradise and a great place for coffee lovers. Check the Food Market at Victoria’s Market Square.  
  • Driving is on the left-hand side of the road and their steering wheel is on the right-hand side just like UK, India and some other places.
  • Carry good sunscreen and apply whenever your skin is exposed to the sun as here there is higher ultraviolet radiation in Australia.
  • Don’t carry nuts, flowers, seeds, or any other food items into the country as Australia has a strict policy about bringing food items.
  • Australia has wonderful food and drinks from all over the world. Read more about the best foods in Australia.
Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Australia
View from Eureka Towers in Melbourne


Australia Itinerary 10 Days – 

Read Australia itinerary 10 days with things to do and if you have more time, then it is better to extend for 15 days. 

  • Day 1: Arrive in Sydney. Spend the day exploring the iconic landmarks of Sydney, such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach.
  • Day 2: Sydney Take a day trip to the Blue Mountains and see the Three Sisters rock formation and stunning scenery.
  • Day 3: Sydney Explore the historic district of The Rocks, visit the Royal Botanic Garden, and take a ferry to Manly Beach.
  • Day 4: Sydney to Cairns Fly to Cairns and explore the city.
  • Day 5: Cairns Take a full-day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s seven natural wonders.
  • Day 6: Cairns to Uluru Fly to Uluru and watch the sunset over the famous rock formation.
  • Day 7: Uluru Take a sunrise tour of Uluru and explore the Kata Tjuta rock formations.
  • Day 8: Uluru to Melbourne Fly to Melbourne and explore the city.
  • Day 9: Melbourne Spend the day exploring the city’s art and culture, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the vibrant street art scene.
  • Day 10: Melbourne Visit the stunning Great Ocean Road, including the Twelve Apostles rock formations and the beautiful coastal scenery.

Of course, this itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can adjust it based on your interests and available time. 


3/4 days – Sydney City tour(you can do by Public transport or by Big Bus tours), which comprises of Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, a Ferry tour around the opera house and under the bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi or Coogee Beach, Taronga Zoo and day tour to the Blue Mountains.

Also, try some food options at Darling Harbour restaurants as you will find awesome food with a wonderful view. You can also visit some worth visiting places in New South Wales. Catch a flight to Melbourne.

Melbourne – 5 days –

5 days in Melbourne includes 2 days exclusive for Great Ocean Road. Melbourne tour comprises of Melbourne city tour(can be done by Public transport), Yarra river ferry ride, Brighton beach, Aquarium, Iconic Tram rides, day tours to Puffing Billy, Philip Island, visit world class Cricket stadium of Melbourne.  Take a flight to Uluru.

Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Australia
Melbourne city tour besides Yarra river

Uluru – 2 days –

Getting to and from Uluru involves air traveling(catching internal flights) as it is far from Sydney or Melbourne. Uluru in central Australia, is definitely one of Australia’s most famous sights and worth to go, despite it is slightly away from the main cities. Visit during Sunrise or sunset is recommended as it is a beautiful sight with beautiful rays of sun over this natural wonder. Go for Cairns. 

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef – 3 days –

Travel to the north of Cairns to explore the rainforest and take a day trip out to the famous Coral reef which is a natural wonder too.

Check their official tourism website for more information.  And If you have Melbourne in your list then check these days trips from Melbourne – Scenic Great Ocean Road Trip and Exciting Puffing Billy Steam Engine ride.

Enjoy your trip to this welcoming country full of enthusiastic and sports loving people.

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So, until then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………

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  1. Thanks for the awesome tips! I still have yet to visit Australia! I want to do a big trip where I can do both Australia & New Zealand because it takes so long/much money to get out there.

  2. I have only done Melbourne for three days and that is all. Next time I am down under, I plan to do 6-12 months and explore all over as the island has so much to offer. I would love to get out to the remote areas instead of the busy beachy cities of the east coast. 🙂 Also I want to see a kanga. Thats my dream.

  3. I’ve never been in Australia and so didn’t know a lot of things about it, like that there’s a rainforest! Your guide is really useful for someone like me who needs an overview before planning a trip there.

  4. We are headed back to Australia in 2020. So was looking for some tips on places to add to our travel plans. We have really only spent time in Cairns and Sydney. So lots left to explore. Beaches are definitely high on our travel plans. So will check out the ones you recommended. It would be great to see why Adelaide is considered one of the most livable cities. We are excited to be going to Tasmania. Good reminder about them driving on the left side. I may not want to rent a car!

  5. This is a really brief and effective guide to plan my trip to Australia. I have heard of the Great barrier reef and I’m so fascinated to visit that place, but I would also like to visit the other places that you have mentioned. I am going to keep this handy.

    1. Shreya, Australia has many attractions and all are worth visiting. Can’t be done at one go but definitely all are worth.

  6. I haven’t been to Australia but it’s high on my list. I am very interested in go to Uluru. Apart from the main cities, I would like explore offbeat or countryside of Australia for sure. Thanks for your post that reminds me of planning a trip to Australia.

  7. I’m off to Melbourne for 6 months in just over two weeks, so this post was super helpful! I’ll be spending a semester abroad there (for Uni), so will 100% be making the most of my free time. Can’t wait to explore – thanks for the tips! x ​

  8. I’ve been to Australia once and saw many amazing things but still had soo much left to do. I would love another oppurtunity to go there and enjoy Australia’s beauty and explore various different areas of Australia.

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