19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h 15​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
9
Warrnambool
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victorian Artists' Society, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Stanley is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek travel planner .

Getting from Stanley to Mole Creek by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart route builder .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Clovelly, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Logan's Beach, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Foreshore Promenade, then examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Warrnambool trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Warrnambool takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Griffiths Island
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village

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