18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  41​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. The adventure continues: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Hillcrest Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 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 a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

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

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Brisbane vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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