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
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for Photography, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Hawthorne Canal Reserve ©
Hawthorne Canal Reserve

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visit Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Buderim Lions Park, Mount Coolum, Kings Beach
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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