19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights

1
night
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 20th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip tool.

Montreal, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Montreal to Cairns. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Montreal in December, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Spas. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas driving holiday app.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Let the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian National Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in December, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Nan Tien Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

Plan trip to Hobart with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): have fun and explore at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Canberra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in December, expect nights in Canberra to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Kirra Beach, thenkick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast planning tool.

You can fly from Canberra to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Gallery of Modern Art
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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