19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Port Elizabeth


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1
night
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 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison, and then get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth road trip app .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Perth is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October in Perth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at With Sugar, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns journey tool .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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 10th (Thu), walk around South Bank Parklands, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
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 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On your second day here, get great views at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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