14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see a show at Sydney Opera House, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Muddy's Playground. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns planning site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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