18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Rhyll
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad


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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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip website .

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Rhyll.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Rhyll

Rhyll ©
Rhyll is a small fishing town on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, then stop by Tyde, then find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then meet the residents at The Nobbies Centre, and then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhyll trip planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Rhyll in 2 hours. November in Rhyll sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Rhyll

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Newhaven, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, The Nobbies Centre
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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

4
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast journey maker .

Explore your travel options from Rhyll to Gold Coast with the Route module. Traveling from Rhyll in November, expect Gold Coast to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

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
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas). Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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