27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad


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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Perth online sightseeing planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Perth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

3
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, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip tool .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 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 December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary app .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Alexandra Bay Waterfall
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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