16 days in Australia & Mumbai Itinerary

16 days in Australia & Mumbai Itinerary

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16 days in Australia & Mumbai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
5
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

Discover how to plan a Gold Coast trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and then take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link, don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banganga Tank, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Mumbai. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Mumbai is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Mumbai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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