23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip app .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island day trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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