6 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Melbourne, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly to Gold Coast, Bus to Broadbeach
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Broadbeach
— 1 night
Bus to Gold Coast, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 1 day
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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a stroll through Melbourne Central, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary maker site.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. In December, Melbourne is little chillier than Mumbai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Broadbeach

— 1 night
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Broadbeach trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Broadbeach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Broadbeach dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cairns

— 1 day

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 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Broadbeach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Broadbeach in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gold Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.