19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get your game on at Viri VR, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker app .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne is 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Port Douglas and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

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Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

5
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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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at Virtual Reality Rooms Sydney - VR Escape Rooms Sydney.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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