13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Logan Brae Orchard. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and stroll through Clovelly.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 15-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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
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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 (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Gold Coast with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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nights
Cairns

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 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Cairns. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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 Eastern Beach Reserve and Eureka Skydeck 88. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see St Mary of the Angels in Geelong, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online travel route planner .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Geelong
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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