15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

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


3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. Visit 13th Beach and McCrae Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ocean Beach (in Flinders), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Hart's Farm (in Shoreham). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gunnamatta Beach, see the interesting displays at Federation Square, stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, 13th Beach, Gunnamatta Beach, Ocean Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Balloon Rides
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Featherdale Wildlife Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Coolangatta Beach and Cape Byron Walking Track. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (The Farm Byron Bay, Tallow Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Botanical Gardens. Visiting Palm Cove Beach and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (With Sugar, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel route planning app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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