13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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