28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Dedicate the 16th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, pause for some photo ops at Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, and look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To find out how to plan a trip to Adelaide, use our trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Adelaide is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Adelaide. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 will thrill your kids. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Nicholas Building, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Trees Adventure Grose River Park in Richmond--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfer's Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Dreamworld, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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