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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour builder site .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

4
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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