Can you do Australia in 10 days?

Australia is a huge country. From vast, arid deserts and seemingly endless coastlines to lush wine regions and trendy cities, it would be impossible to see it all in 10 days. As well as iconic places like Sydney, the Great Ocean Road and the Uluru, Australia is also home to many (often) overlooked destinations that the world doesn’t know about – not for now, at least! You could spend your whole life exploring one state or territory and still find hidden gems along the way.

If you want to see as much of Australia as possible, you will either need to do a longer trip (three weeks would be long enough to cover a sizeable chunk of the country) or prepare to do several trips that focus on one or two regions at a time. It also depends on the style of travel you enjoy – do you like ticking as many places and experiences off your bucket list as possible, or do you prefer to go slow and really immerse yourself in each place you visit?

What can you experience in Australia in 10 days?

While you can't do all of Australia in 10 days, you can definitely see and do a lot – especially when you have a local leader by your side. Here are some of the incredible places you can visit on a 10 day itinerary:

1. The South Australian outback

A group of hikers in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

Discover the best of South Australia’s outback on a culturally rich and deliciously different small group adventure. Starting and finishing in Adelaide, soak up the scenic beauty (and wine) of the Clare Valley and visit the historic underground mining town of Coober Pedy. You'll also get to explore the stunning Ikara-Flinders Ranges and enjoy campfire dinners around the stars while listening to stories from the Adnyamathanha people – the Traditional Custodians of this land.

  • Day 1: Adelaide / Port Pirie / Port Augusta
  • Day 2: Woomera / Coober Pedy
  • Day 3: Coober Pedy
  • Day 4: Coober Pedy / William Creek
  • Day 5: Oodnadatta Track / Marree
  • Day 6: Farina / Flinders Ranges / Iga Warta
  • Day 7: Flinders Ranges / Iga Warta
  • Day 8: Flinders Ranges / Wilpena Pound
  • Day 9: Flinders Ranges / Wilpena Pound
  • Day 10: Clare Valley / Adelaide

Check out our South Australian Outback Adventure

2. Perth to Broome/Broome to Perth

Two women standing on a road taking photos of the outback

Tick off the highlights of Western Australia's natural wonders as you travel from Perth to Broome (or Broome to Perth). Snorkel in the sublime Ningaloo Reef where schools of tropical fish and gardens of coral await, hike through Kilbarri's diverse scenery, meet resident dolphins in Monkey Mia, and discover almighty gorges and cascading waterfalls in Karinjini National Park.

  • Day 1: Perth / Pinnacles / Kalbarri
  • Day 2: Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia
  • Day 3: Shark Bay / Coral Bay
  • Day 4: Ningaloo Reef / Cape Range National Park
  • Day 5: Ningaloo Reef / Exmouth
  • Day 6: Pilbara / Karijini National Park
  • Day 7: Karijini National Park
  • Day 8: Karijini National Park
  • Day 9: Port Headland / Pardoo Station
  • Day 10: Broome

Check out our Perth to Broome Overland Adventure

3. Darwin to Broome/Broome to Darwin

An aerial view of vast plains in El Questro Wilderness Park

Experience the best of the Australian outback as you travel from the Top End to Western Australia on a 4x4 adventure. Spot crocs and other resident wildlife around the banks of Lake Argyle, walk between the soaring walls of Windjana Gorge, paddle in crystal-clear pools fed by waterfalls, and learn about First Nations history and culture as you wind through the impressive network of limestone caves in Tunnel Creek.

  • Day 1: Darwin / Katherine Gorge
  • Day 2: Lake Argyle
  • Day 3: Kununurra / Purnululu National Park
  • Day 4: Bungles Bungles / Purnululu National Park
  • Day 5: El Questro Station
  • Day 6: El Questro Station
  • Day 7: Gibb River Road / Mt Barnett
  • Day 8: Manning Gorge / Mt Barnett
  • Day 9: Bell Gorge / Windjana Gorge
  • Day 10: Tunnel Creek / Broome

Check out our Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure

4. West Coast & Karijini

A white sandy beach in Francois Peron National Park, Western Australia

Experience the diversity of Australia's landscapes on an overland adventure from the coast to the outback. From remote cattle stations and glittering beaches to untamed national parks, there's nowhere quite like Western Australia. The coast is also a wildlife lover's paradise with the waters surrounding Monkey Mia famed for its delightful bottlenose dolphins, and awe-inspiring whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef.

  • Day 1: Perth / Pinnacles / Kalbarri
  • Day 2: Kalbarri National Park
  • Day 3: Shark Bay / Monkey Mia
  • Day 4: Shark Bay / Coral Bay
  • Day 5: Ningaloo Reef / Cape Range National Park
  • Day 6: Ningaloo Reef / Cape Range National Park
  • Day 7: Pilbara / Karijini National Park
  • Day 8: Karijini National Park
  • Day 9: Pilbara Outback
  • Day 10: Pilbara Outback / Perth

Check out our West Coast & Karijini Overland Adventure

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