21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


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3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Old Melbourne Gaol. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at No 16 Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from New Delhi in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

No 16 Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads 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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Clovelly Beach and Camp Cove. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

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 December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Seven Mile Beach
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Do your shopping at Degraves Street and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre. Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor), Cowes Beach (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). See some other sides of Melbourne: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, stroll through Port Melbourne Beach, and look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, Kitty Miller Bay, Cowes Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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