19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Sydney

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, stroll through Kuniya Walk, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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 Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes 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, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 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 Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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