19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Walkatjara Art and Kuniya Walk. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellow Water and Nourlangie Rock. Visiting Cahills Crossing and Warradjan Cultural Centre will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, and stroll through Bilkbilkmi / Graveside Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef and stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip builder site .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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