11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Lincoln's Rock in Blue Mountains National Park--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sydney. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Lincoln's Rock, Blue Mountains
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll through Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Annie's Ladies Boutique. Visit Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Photography Tours (in Daintree), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Photography Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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