12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 28th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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