Route & dates
14 days in Australia Itinerary
Start: New Delhi
Fly: 15h 30min
Melbourne— 3 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Gold Coast— 2 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Cairns— 3 nights
Fly: 4h 45min
Sydney— 2 nights
Fly: 15h 15min
End: New Delhi
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Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. Let the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.
To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.
New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.
Things to do in Melbourne
St. Kilda Beach
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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.Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Marina Mirage. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, and finally stop by Miami Marketta.
For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast holiday planning app .
Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.
Things to do in Gold Coast
Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
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.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Do your shopping at Coffee Works and Tanks Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns journey tool .
You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Cairns
Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre
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The Harbour City
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.We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .
You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Sydney
Featherdale Wildlife Park
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