16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Penguin Parade and Ocean Road Tours. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Parade. Keep things going the next day: go sightseeing with Ocean Road Tours and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Penguin Parade
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Skydiving, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Balloon Rides, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trip

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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Skydiving
Balloon Rides
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River City Cruises as well as Australia Zoo. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Australia Zoo, get your game on at Zero Latency, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with River City Cruises and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane tour planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
River City Cruises ©
River City Cruises
Cathedral Square ©
Cathedral Square

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.
You've now added Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Surfers Paradise Golf Club ©
Surfers Paradise Golf Club
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 20th (Sat), look and learn at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Moreton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium ©
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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