15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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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 27th (Sun): get your game on at Laserfun. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Sunday Market Port Douglas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to New Govardhana Australia (in Eungella) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 29°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art Gallery of New South Wales and North Head Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Frankston Beach. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Frankston Beach, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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