17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
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:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
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, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary website .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) 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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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, walk around Anzac Park, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns attractions planner.

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 August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Earl Hill, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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