17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kingston butter factory art & craft cooperative community arts centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Mumbai, India to Brisbane is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Brisbane, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Brisbane, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Cairns Aquarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's much more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like A Maze'N Things and Phillip Island Wildlife Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, explore and take pictures at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, head off the coast to Churchill Island, and get great views at Pyramid Rock.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Churchill Island, The Nobbies Centre, Pyramid Rock
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

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