19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 7 nights
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach.

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Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. March in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Adelaide

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Glenelg Beach
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

3
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get outdoors at Ormiston Gorge and Walking tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yubu Napa Art Gallery and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits, and head outdoors with Simpsons Gap.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip planning app .

Getting from Adelaide to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Adelaide in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Walking tours
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Esplanade Boardwalk and Skydiving.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner .

Fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in March: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

7
nights
Magnetic Island

Do some cultural sightseeing at Magnetic Island Forts Walk and Magnetic Island Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Big Mama Sailing and Geoffrey Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Magnetic Island vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off toTownsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum of Tropical Queensland and Pinnacles Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Strand. Spend the 18th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Townsville sightseeing planning app .

Townsville is just a short distance from Magnetic Island. March in Townsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling

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