19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's much more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Movie World. Escape the urban bustle at Surfers Paradise Beach and O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Cape Byron Lighthouse. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and go for a walk through Antarctic Beech Trees.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online attractions planner .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

O'Reillys Birds of Prey, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane visit planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Village Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Four Mile Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Ambiance Giftsfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Federation Square and Melbourne Museum. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Boneo to see Panorama Garden Estate about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder app .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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