15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Clayfire Gallery Daylesford. Get outdoors at Lake Wendouree and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Marysville (Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden & Marysville & District Historical Society) and Daylesford (Bokeh, Spas & Wellness, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and view the masterpieces at Pumpkin Lane Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Marysville, Pumpkin Lane Art Gallery
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Spas & Wellness
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

3
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Visiting North Head Sanctuary and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Coolangatta Beach. Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Jules Hunt Studio Gallery & Cape Byron Walking Track) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Cairns

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.
For shopping fun, head to Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio or Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Full Circle Studio and Gallery (in Yungaburra), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tolga, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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