12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cairns. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

1
day
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 30th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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