16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 20th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

Make your Gold Coast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the views from Elizabeth Quay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Perth Zoo, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth online attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Perth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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