10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne route planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. In July, Melbourne is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, walk around Anzac Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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