18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Dialogue in the Dark, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder site .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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