13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker tool .

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 March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gold Coast in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Cairns

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.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toKatoomba.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 10th (Sun), get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Katoomba takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Katoomba is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Port Douglas.
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Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Katoomba to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Katoomba - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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