8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Torquay
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online attractions planner .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay trip maker website .

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Torquay to Gold Coast in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Torquay in May: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
day
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Townsville trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Townsville at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

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