19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia planner

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Huskisson
— 1 night
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Tilba Tilba
— 1 night
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Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
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Cowes
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Albury
— 1 night
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 1 day
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as Rockingham Beach and Lotterywest Federation Walkway. Change things up with a short trip to Lesueur National Park in Jurien Bay (about 3 hours away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and browse the collection at City of Perth Library.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Perth is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Perth is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, get great views at Govetts Leap, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Sydney is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Huskisson.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Huskisson

— 1 night
Huskisson is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Cape St George Lighthouse.

Before you visit Huskisson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sydney to Huskisson by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Huskisson, with lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tilba Tilba.

Things to do in Huskisson

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tilba Tilba

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Spires Nursery, then look for gifts at Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, then kick back and relax at Safety Bar Beach (South), and finally take some stellar pictures from Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tilba Tilba trip planner.

Drive from Huskisson to Tilba Tilba in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Huskisson, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tilba Tilba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Tilba Tilba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Lakes Entrance

— 1 night
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Tambo Winery, then get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, then take in the views from Cunninghame Arm Footbridge, and finally kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lakes Entrance vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tilba Tilba to Lakes Entrance takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lakes Entrance are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Cowes.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cowes

— 1 night
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, head off the coast to Koala Conservation Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cowes Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cowes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Cowes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Cowes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Garden Estate and Degraves Street. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Geelong Adventure Specialists in Geelong, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Yarra River, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Albury.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Albury

— 1 night
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Albury Town Hall, then see the interesting displays at Bonegilla Migrant Experience, and finally explore the activities along Lake Hume.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Albury tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Melbourne to Albury by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albury: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Canberra

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at National Capital Exhibition, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then admire the striking features of Australian Academy of Science, and finally hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra road trip planner.

You can drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Sydney

— 1 day

The Harbour City

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Jervis Bay travel guide

4.6
Stand-Up Paddleboarding · Beaches · National Parks
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world. In addition to whale watching, top things to do in Jervis Bay include kayaking, sailing, diving, and paddleboarding.

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.