12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cairns is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

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You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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