17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect Cairns to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, make a splash at Dreamworld, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, explore the activities along Swan River, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and finally snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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