19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Bern
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Bern

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning website.

Bern, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bern in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Brisbane is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Perth trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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