14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Balloon Rides

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, make a splash at Dreamworld, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gold Coast using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip 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 February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

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