21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Ahmedabad

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Ahmedabad, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ahmedabad in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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