16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

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

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pune to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Pelican Feeding, get your game on at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online vacation 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 April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). It doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planning tool .

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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