16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and 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 cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 7th (Wed), try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough 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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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