16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (The Brisbane River, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip builder.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.