19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Guangzhou

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney journey planning tool .

Guangzhou, China to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Guangzhou to Sydney is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guangzhou in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip 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 February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Green Island, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Paronella Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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