16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (The Brisbane River, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip builder.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

2
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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