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 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 29th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney journey maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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