19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 11 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Jenolan Caves, The National Pass
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
On the 1st (Wed), get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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 see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker site.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to 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.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, thenget engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns 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 Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). 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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