18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Wentworth Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Wisemans Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​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 Clovelly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Shelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Customs House, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, 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. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Sydney due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Govetts Leap, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, then get great views at Wrights Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, then identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Brighton Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and William Ricketts Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Dandenong Ranges National Park in Dandenong (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Melbourne Town Hall, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Catani Gardens
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

2
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, then go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, then trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and finally get great views at The Three Sisters. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bonaventure's Church, then learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hartley Historic Village, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock.

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Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Wentworth Falls with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Katoomba, Hartley Historic Village, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

2
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and then stroll through Convict Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Wentworth Falls to Wisemans Ferry takes 2 hours. March in Wisemans Ferry sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Ebenezer Church
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Convict Trail ©
Convict Trail
Ebenezer Church ©
Ebenezer Church

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