19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Sydney is a bit cooler than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On your second day here, explore the activities along Swan River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Perth itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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