22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  8​h
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​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.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route site .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
To find out how to plan a trip to Torquay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Melbourne to Torquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Anglesea Surf Centre, Split Point Lighthouse
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Bells Beach
Anglesea Surf Centre ©
Anglesea Surf Centre
Surfcoastimages Gallery ©
Surfcoastimages Gallery

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Head to Falls Gallery and Gallery One88for plenty of shopping. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Leura Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip builder app .

Getting from Torquay to Katoomba by combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brett Whiteley Studio and Gannon House Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tamborine Mountain trip maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Tamborine Mountain in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Tamborine Mountain are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
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Witches Chase Cheese ©
Witches Chase Cheese

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 24th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas tour builder tool .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tamborine Mountain in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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