17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then look for gifts at Cairns Art Gallery, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heart Reef as well as Whitsunday Islands. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands, and then explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum, then hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip maker site .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Proserpine Museum, Whitsunday Islands
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Kirra Beach and Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, don't miss a visit to Elephant Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip site .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast by car takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Airlie Beach in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Giant Stairway and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney to go to Faulconbridge and see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The Giant Stairway
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. William Ricketts Sanctuary and Shrine of Remembrance will appeal to history buffs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Hanging Rock Reserve (in Woodend). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanging Rock Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve

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