18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  18​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Pune

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Shop till you drop at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns route site .

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Opals Down Under (in Glenview) and Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands and browse for treasures at Relove Oxley.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld, Opals Down Under
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings 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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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