12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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Sydney
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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Melbourne, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On your second day here, visit The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.