23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  21​h
End: Chandigarh

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 24th (Wed) 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, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder .

Chandigarh, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Pelican Feeding, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary 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 August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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