12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 4 hours. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Canberra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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