12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

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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: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Pelican Feeding, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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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.