19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation maker tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thenkick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, thenplay a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
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, stop by With Sugar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
On the 5th (Thu), hike along Kuniya Walk, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) 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 °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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