18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel planner .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Balloon Rides

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Kingscliff to see Watersports Guru about 46 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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