27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Aireys Inlet
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip website .

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Gold Coast is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Gold Coast hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

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#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature
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Sea World Theme Park
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Natural Bridge

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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 22nd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Anzac Square, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, and then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
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Queensland Art Gallery

2
days
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk. On your second day here, go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Whitsunday Islands
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Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands
Abell Point Marina ©
Abell Point Marina

2
days
Cairns

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 26th (Sat), choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

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#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Spas & Wellness
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by With Sugar, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mossman.

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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Safaris
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

2
days
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Miallo Japanese Bombing Site, explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mossman holiday planner.

Mossman is very close to Port Douglas. In May, daily temperatures in Mossman can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mossman

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree Discovery Centre, Miallo Japanese Bombing Site
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossman to Sydney. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mossman in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

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Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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day
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 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then take in the exciting artwork at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Yulara
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Wintjiri Arts + Museum ©
Wintjiri Arts + Museum
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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days
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Barwon Park, then admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls, and then get great views at Cape Patton Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lorne Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aireys Inlet road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Aireys Inlet. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Aireys Inlet, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Lorne, Cape Patton Lookout, Barwon Park
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Cape Patton Lookout ©
Cape Patton Lookout
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

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Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Geelong Botanical Gardens and then stroll through Bells Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Torquay trip site .

Torquay is just a short distance from Aireys Inlet. In June, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

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Geelong Botanical Gardens
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Geelong Botanical Gardens ©
Geelong Botanical Gardens

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building

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