16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Village Gallery. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Thornton Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. In September, Cairns is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Thornton Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, Four Mile Beach
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Brisbane (Gallery of Modern Art & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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