26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Perth is 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Adventure World Perth Australia, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 4:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 11:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
nights
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.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay) and Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, The Brisbane River, & more). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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