Australia 10-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 20 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Australia.
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Map of Best of Eastern Australia: Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast & Melbourne - 10 Days
Best of Eastern Australia: Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast & Melbourne - 10 Days

On this 10-day adventure through Australia, discover four cities, along with several scenic day trips. Begin in Sydney to tour landmarks and areas like The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, and Bondi Beach, along with an excursion to the stunning Blue Mountains region. Then, enjoy a quick day in Cairns for an Indigenous experience, followed by two days in Gold Coast to tour the beaches and enjoy some thrills. The vacation ends in Melbourne to visit the funky pub scene, embark on a wildlife tour of Phillip Island, and take a guided road trip through Great Ocean Road.

Meet the local fauna at the Pinnacles Desert
Map of Perth for Families - 10 Days
Perth for Families - 10 Days

Featuring an energetic blend of city exploration and epic outdoor adventures, this 10-day itinerary is perfect for active families wishing to explore the sunshine capital of Australia and its nearby treasures. Discover Perth's iconic sights before embarking on an exhilarating boat ride to experience the wild beauty at Rottnest Island. Sandboard down desert dunes and marvel at the wonders of the Pinnacle Desert before journeying through the golden outback to visit 2.7 billion-year-old Wave Rock.

End your great Aussie adventure in Sydney, cruising its famous harbor and touring the iconic Opera House
Map of The Ultimate Aussie Experience: Reef, Outback & City - 10 Days
The Ultimate Aussie Experience: Reef, Outback & City - 10 Days

On this 10-day Australia trip, you'll enjoy a mix of city tours and outdoor excursions. First, explore tropical Cairns and its two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Then, swap the tropics for the outback and land in Uluru, where desert experiences await. Finally, dash to Sydney to explore its icons and expansive harbor on a dinner cruise, go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, and eat your way across the city's multicultural Chinatown.

Spend time with the native wildlife on Kangaroo Island
Map of Authentic Aussie Adventure: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney & Cairns - 10 Days
Authentic Aussie Adventure: Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney & Cairns - 10 Days

This 10-day Aussie adventure combines outdoor excursions with memorable city tours. Start on the streets of up-and-coming Melbourne, followed by a memorable drive on the Great Ocean Road. Next is Adelaide and wildlife-spotting at Kangaroo Island, a trip to Sydney and the Blue Mountains, then Cairns and the grand finale: sailing the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

Aerial view of Australia's Gold Coast
Map of Australia East Coast Family Road Trip: Brisbane to Sydney - 10 Days
Australia East Coast Family Road Trip: Brisbane to Sydney - 10 Days

Independent travelers will love this 10-day family road trip across Australia's spectacular east coast. Traverse the stunning Gold Coast hinterland as you wind through charming towns, rainforest detours, and sweeping bays before experiencing the iconic sights of Sydney. You and the family will get to cuddle koalas, surf 100-foot dunes, and marvel at the majestic humpbacks during a whale watching cruise.

Turquoise bay in Cape Range National Park near Exmouth
Map of Best of Western Australia: Exmouth, Margaret River & Perth - 10 Days
Best of Western Australia: Exmouth, Margaret River & Perth - 10 Days

This 10-day trip through Western Australia includes plenty of outdoor adventure. Journey to Exmouth to swim with whale sharks and explore Ningaloo Reef, followed by an active tour of Cape Range National Park and its beautiful gorges. Then, visit Margaret River to explore sacred Aboriginal caves, go wine tasting, and take a whale watching cruise. Next, travel to Perth to shop the city and embark on day trips to the Pink Lake of Kalbarri and the pristine Rottnest Island.

Visit northern natural wonders like Katherine Gorge
Map of Best of Northern Australia: Cairns, Darwin, Broome & Perth - 10 Days
Best of Northern Australia: Cairns, Darwin, Broome & Perth - 10 Days

This 10-day journey takes you to Australia's tropical north, where the ocean meets the rainforest. All the highlights are included, from sightseeing in Cairns to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. But that's not all—you'll continue to Darwin for off-the-beaten-path adventures in Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, and Edith Falls before winding the trip down on the stunning beaches of Perth.

Watch the sun set and rise over Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Map of Australia Highlights: Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns & Sydney - 10 Days
Australia Highlights: Melbourne, Uluru, Cairns & Sydney - 10 Days

Cover the highlights on this 10-day tour that perfectly combines urban exploration with outdoor excursions starting in the cultural capital of Melbourne—a great jumping-off point to explore nearby Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road. Venture into the "Red Center" to visit the iconic Ayers Rock before flying out to tropical Cairns to cuddle with a koala and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. End your stay with a Sydney city tour and a day trip to Blue Mountains National Park.

Children on beach
Map of Australian Adventure for Families: City, Outback & Reef in 10 Days
Australian Adventure for Families: City, Outback & Reef in 10 Days

This adventure-packed 10-day itinerary features a mix of unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Sights with plenty of family-friendly excursions both inland and on the coast. Soak up the sights of Sydney, spend the day touring the Northern Beaches and nearby National Parks, then venture into the outback to watch the sunrise and sunset over Uluru. Snorkel among the beautiful coral and marine life in the Great Barrier Reef before experiencing the magic of the world's oldest rainforest.

Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive from Christchurch to Queenstown
Map of Sydney & New Zealand's South Island Ultimate Adventure - 10 Days
Sydney & New Zealand's South Island Ultimate Adventure - 10 Days

There's so much to see and do in Australia and New Zealand, and this 10-day itinerary bites off the perfect chunk. Start with three days in sunny Sydney, where you'll see a show at the Opera House and hug a koala, then cross over to New Zealand's South Island for an adventurous self-drive holiday. Land in Christchurch, where you'll enjoy a historic tram dinner, then drive south to Lake Tekapo and take a heli-hike up Mount Cook. Finally, reach Queenstown, where local wine and adrenaline activities await.

See Hokitika's famous Pancake Rocks on the west coast of New Zealand
Map of New Zealand South Island Road Trip & Melbourne - 10 Days
New Zealand South Island Road Trip & Melbourne - 10 Days

Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand and Australia on this 10-day road trip. Start with scenic drives across New Zealand's South Island, stopping to marvel at pancake rocks and tour glittering glowworm caves. You'll take a heli-hike on Franz Josef Glacier and sail the UNESCO-listed Milford Sound / Piopiotahi before jetting to Australia. Here, adventures include touring the iconic Great Ocean Road to admire its dramatic sea stacks and soaring over Melbourne in a hot-air balloon.

Kick off your trip with two nights in Queenstown, New Zealand
Map of Fast-Paced Australia & New Zealand Tour: Queenstown, Sydney, Tasmania & Perth - 10 Days
Fast-Paced Australia & New Zealand Tour: Queenstown, Sydney, Tasmania & Perth - 10 Days

Explore the diverse beauty and culture of Australia and New Zealand on this brilliant 10-day journey. From the breathtaking fjords near Queenstown to the iconic Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk in Sydney, this fast-paced itinerary squeezes the best nature, wildlife, and cultural experiences into just 10 days. Discover these two countries as you hike through national parks, indulge in city life, and embark on memorable day trips.

 Stop to see the glowworm caves as you make your way from Auckland to Rotorua
Map of Australia & New Zealand Culture Tour: Auckland, Rotorua, Melbourne, Uluru & Sydney - 10 Days
Australia & New Zealand Culture Tour: Auckland, Rotorua, Melbourne, Uluru & Sydney - 10 Days

Discover the diverse landscapes, delicious food, and rich cultures of Australia and New Zealand in just 10 days. This itinerary kicks off with a captivating sunset dinner cruise in Auckland, followed by activities involving Rotorua's Māori culture and geothermal wonders. From here, hop to Melbourne for a food and cocktail tour before exploring the Great Ocean Road. Next, witness awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets at Uluru, and end in Sydney, where you'll conquer the iconic bridge and savor Aboriginal bush food.

Boat around the Milford Sound / Piopiotahi on your first full day of the trip
Map of Australia & New Zealand Outdoor Adventure: Queenstown, Sydney & Cairns - 10 Days
Australia & New Zealand Outdoor Adventure: Queenstown, Sydney & Cairns - 10 Days

This exciting 10-day tour across New Zealand and Australia focuses on just three destinations. In Queenstown, you'll visit the vineyards of Central Otago, get your heart pounding with the jet boat, and cruise across the awe-inspiring Milford Sound / Piopiotahi. You'll then get to know Sydney like a local with walking tours, a native food experience, and a harbor cruise. And finally, in tropical Cairns, you'll explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

 Embark on a 10-day journey along Australia's east coast, including the beguiling beach town of Byron Bay
Map of Australia's East Coast Highlights: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Brisbane - 10 Days
Australia's East Coast Highlights: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Brisbane - 10 Days

This 10-day journey explores the best of Australia's east coast. Starting in Sydney, you'll pedal across the city, ticking off the sights, then board a sunset harbor cruise. Skip south to Melbourne, where the city's creative laneway culture and bar scene await. Fly to the Gold Coast for endless sunshine, surf, and sand. Get behind the wheel for a mini road trip to Byron Bay, where you'll indulge in the local food scene, then cap off your trip cuddling koalas in Brisbane.

See the ancient Daintree Rainforest from your 5-star eco-retreat (photo courtesy of Silky Oaks Lodge)
Map of Luxury Australia Grand Tour: City, Outback, Rainforest & Reef - 10 Days
Luxury Australia Grand Tour: City, Outback, Rainforest & Reef - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury Australia trip squeezes in urban fun in Sydney, outback adventures at Uluru, and two UNESCO-listed wonders: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Start in the city with a show at the Opera House and a full-day city tour. Fly to the Red Centre to experience Uluru from a luxury camp and dine under outback stars. Finally, land in tropical North Queensland, where you'll settle into an opulent rainforest eco-retreat and cruise around the Great Barrier Reef by private catamaran.

Your luxury outback adventure is bookended by stays in Sydney and Melbourne (photo courtesy of Longitude 131˚)
Map of Luxury Australia City & Outback Adventure: Sydney, Uluru & Melbourne - 10 Days
Luxury Australia City & Outback Adventure: Sydney, Uluru & Melbourne - 10 Days

From sparkling city skylines to twinkling outback stars, this 10-day luxury Australia itinerary combines the culture and creativity of Sydney and Melbourne with once-in-a-lifetime outback adventures. Catch an opera at the world-famous Sydney Opera House and explore the city. Then, fly to the Red Centre to experience sunset over Uluru, see the Field of Light, dine under outback stars, and visit a remote arts community by charter flight. Finish in Melbourne with a street art masterclass and hip nightlife tour.

Spend two nights on the remote and exclusive Lord Howe Island (photo courtesy of Capella Lodge)
Map of Ultimate Australian Luxury Escape: Melbourne to Lord Howe Island - 10 Days
Ultimate Australian Luxury Escape: Melbourne to Lord Howe Island - 10 Days

This fast-paced Australia itinerary squeezes high-class city fun and barefoot luxury into just 10 days. Dine at top restaurants in creative Melbourne and drive the Great Ocean Road, then escape to Kangaroo Island, where peace, wildlife, and natural landscapes await. Taste world-class wines in Adelaide, cruise Sydney Harbour at sunset, helicopter to the Hunter Valley for a luxe winery lunch, and spend your final days disconnected from it all on the remote and lush Lord Howe Island.

End your adventure on the edge of Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef at a luxury beach camp (photo courtesy of Sal Salis)
Map of Luxury on Australia's Wild West Coast: Perth, Margaret River & Exmouth - 10 Days
Luxury on Australia's Wild West Coast: Perth, Margaret River & Exmouth - 10 Days

This 10-day curated itinerary blends comfort, exclusivity, and the awe-inspiring wonders of Western Australia. Your journey begins in the historic heart of Perth, your base for day trips to the mystical Pinnacles and idyllic Rottnest Island. After, sip and savor the Margaret River on a self-drive adventure through the famous wine region. Finally, catch a flight to Exmouth, where barefoot luxury awaits as you spend your days swimming alongside humpback whales and whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef.

 Spend a week discovering the best of Australia's innovative cuisine and world-class wines
Map of Luxury Nature & Fine Dining Tour of Australia - 10 Days
Luxury Nature & Fine Dining Tour of Australia - 10 Days

Taste the best of Australia with this 10-day luxury itinerary. Packed with 5-star stays, fine dining, nature, and gourmet experiences, you'll sip and sample your way through the country, starting in Melbourne. Explore laneways and ride in a hot-air balloon, then rent a car for a gastronomic drive along the Great Ocean Road to Brae, the Grampians, and Adelaide. Hop over to Kangaroo Island for food and fauna, then skip to Sydney for a luxe sunset cruise across the iconic harbor.

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