31 days in India & Australia Itinerary

31 days in India & Australia Itinerary

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31 days in India & Australia Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  15​h 15​min
New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Chandigarh, India
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Melbourne, Australia
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast, Australia
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney, Australia

5
days
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Swaminarayan Akshardham.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to New Delhi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to New Delhi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for much warmer days in New Delhi, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

3
days
Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Chandigarh is known for parks, nature, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, make a trip to Panjab University, see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Open Hand Monument.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh trip maker tool .

Getting from New Delhi to Chandigarh by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Fun City - Elante Mall
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Fun City - Elante Mall ©
Fun City - Elante Mall
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

10
days
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 19th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Chandigarh to Melbourne in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

11
days
Gold Coast, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Moffat Beach). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Les Rodgers Memorial Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Gold Coast to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway, Glow Worm Caves
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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