13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, walk around Centennial Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, expect nights in Sydney to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Nan Tien Temple, Bald Hill Lookout
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dreamworld. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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 13th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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