12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
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Gold Coast
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Melbourne
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Sydney

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 to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney online sightseeing planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect nights in Sydney to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Cairns

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.
On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Mulgrave Settlers Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Melbourne

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · 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.