19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Región de Murcia International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly to Región de Murcia International Airport, Drive to Orcera

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Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from the city and head to Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker app.

Orcera, Spain to Port Douglas is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orcera to Port Douglas, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orcera in August, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Jaques Coffee Plantation in Mareeba, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Horseshoe Bay and Catseye Beach. Get in touch with nature at Queens Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach route app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, approximately Murwillumbah away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Gold Coast. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alice Springs using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Alice Springs takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gold Coast in August since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife

Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Berry Springs Nature Park and Lameroo Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin day trip planning site.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.