12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Gaya
Fly:  23​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Gaya

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance and then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary planning tool .

Gaya, India to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gaya to Melbourne is 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Gaya in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

few
hours
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online tour planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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#Theme Parks
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Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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