19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site.

Perth to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

2
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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then get great views at The Three Sisters, then stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Katoomba is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Mountain
Blue Mountains
4.6

4
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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

2
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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lord Howe Island fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
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Mountain
Mt Gower
4.9

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Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
4.7

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

3
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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.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Walpa Gorge
4.4

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