17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Melbourne journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Fri), trek along Great Ocean Walk, stop by High on Heels, and then take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mariners Lookout ©
Mariners Lookout

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden and then look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Apollo Bay to Adelaide in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder .

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online route planner .

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. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

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
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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