19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

11
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 73°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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