16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caravan Music Club, Illusionaire Magic Show and Melbourne Museum. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach. Head to Melbourne Central and The Junk Companyfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planning site .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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