18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Cedars.

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New Delhi, India to Adelaide is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Adelaide reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 1st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online travel route planner .

You can fly from Adelaide to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hobart when traveling from Adelaide in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
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: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Canberra travel route app .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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