19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cairns. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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: explore and take pictures at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation app.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 28th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba holiday tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls Lookout ©
Wentworth Falls Lookout
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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