22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Spend the 5th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 8th (Fri), meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Watersports Guru, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker 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 February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Gallery Blackheath
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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