14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip website .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

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Getting from Cairns to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Airlie Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in April since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then savor a hot drink at The Henderson Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online travel route builder .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in April, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
night
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 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then stop by Ambiance Gifts.

Discover how to plan a Melbourne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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