19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​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 + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip tool .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then trek along The Overland Track. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Perth by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, taxi, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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