13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In June, Melbourne is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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 7th (Sat), have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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