12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
Mumbai

3
days
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
days
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Gold Coast to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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