17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Melbourne

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 Dandenong Ranges National Park and Panorama Garden Estate. Visiting Point Nepean National Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip site.

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Point Nepean National Park
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Giant Stairway. Explore hidden gems such as Manly Scenic Walkway and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Sublime Point Lookout (in Leura). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Nielsen Park, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing 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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sublime Point Lookout, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The Giant Stairway
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Byron Walking Track and Springbrook National Park. Visiting Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Byron Bay) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast travel 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Josephine Falls and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Opal Reef (in Port Douglas) and Opal Time (in Kuranda). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Opal Reef, Opal Time
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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