17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Mum:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get curious at Questacon, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Canberra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

City Botanic Gardens
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Village Gallery, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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