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 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Perth day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Perth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Perth at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at National Sports Museum.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
On the 4th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Gold Coast vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Gold Coast is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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