23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jenolan Caves
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
6
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Great Ocean Road, Brighton Bathing Boxes, St.Kilda Skatepark, and other attractions. There's more to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Melbourne are much colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

St.Kilda Skatepark, Brighton Bathing Boxes, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salamanca Market as well as Museum of Old and New Art. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Rocks Markets, BridgeClimb, Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. On your second day here, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stop by The Party People Megastore, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally push the limits with BridgeClimb.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online travel planner .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Shopping
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get great views at The Three Sisters, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and finally stroll through The Giant Stairway. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Perry's Lookdown.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip maker app .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
day
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jenolan Caves trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Derwent Bridge to Jenolan Caves. In November in Jenolan Caves, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Nature Parks
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
day
Port Douglas

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.
You've now added Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Jenolan Caves to Port Douglas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jenolan Caves in November, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures ©
Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures

8
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling, AJ Hackett Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, AJ Hackett Cairns, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
AJ Hackett Cairns ©
AJ Hackett Cairns

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