12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire

4
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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sydney Harbour National Park and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

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 June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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