15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary site .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast vacation maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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