19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Madrid to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker site.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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