19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
4
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
5
Cooktown
— 1 night
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
8
Katoomba
— 3 nights

3
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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Whitsunday Islands National Park and Jetryder. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and get your game on at Sports Club.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in March, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, look for gifts at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy, examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach attractions website.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Proserpine
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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas

2
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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Townsville, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island National Park, look for gifts at Arcadia Store, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and finally hunt for treasures at Horseshoe Bay Markets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Magnetic Island Country Club and then identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Kuku Bulkaway, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, surround yourself with nature on Great Northern Tours, then admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cooktown visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Cooktown takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

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Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cooktown to Port Douglas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Photography Tours, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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Cairns

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, then explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 14th (Sun), examine the collection at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally stroll through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Cairns to Katoomba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Katoomba reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Mayfield Garden, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

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