10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Babinda Boulders and Atherton Tablelands. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Lake Barrine in Yungaburra, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, walk around Anzac Park, and admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Lake Barrine
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Lake Barrine ©
Lake Barrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then browse the exhibits of Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks, then stroll through Shelly Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cooks' Cottage, kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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