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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

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 January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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

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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Elizabeth Quay. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison and then take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

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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