21 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
4
Eumundi
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns online trip maker .

Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 15th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then browse the exhibits of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

4
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Shop till you drop at Des Spencer Galleries and With Sugar. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, then explore the galleries of Tina Cooper Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Artisans Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eumundi visit planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Port Douglas to Eumundi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Tina Cooper Gallery ©
Tina Cooper Gallery

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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Eumundi to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Shopping
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. For shopping fun, head to Buxton Contemporary or Degraves Street. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, view the masterpieces at The City Gallery, and see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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