7 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 26th (Mon): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): walk around Anzac Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cairns is 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Surfers Paradise Golf Club ©
Surfers Paradise Golf Club

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online holiday planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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