26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
Mumbai

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Byron Bay (Cape Byron Lighthouse & The Farm Byron Bay). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Sea World Theme Park
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Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Customs House, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Customs House ©
Customs House

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary app .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Uluru and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Degraves Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, then don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall, and then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Adelaide road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Adelaide are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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