11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Melbourne Watch Companyfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Maddens Rise. Change things up with a short trip to Panorama Garden Estate in Boneo (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, St. Kilda Beach, Maddens Rise
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then browse the exhibits of Brett Whiteley Studio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, then browse the exhibits of Anthea Polson Art, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 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. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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