15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

You can plan Sydney trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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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

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island. May in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 1st (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at With Sugar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas visit planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in May since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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