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
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by Holloways Beach Markets and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cairns is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Holloways Beach Markets
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 30th (Sat): savor the flavors at Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Watersports Guru, then browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The National Pass. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, and admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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