19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online sightseeing planner.

San Diego, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Brisbane, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Brisbane at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site.

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Melbourne

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne road trip site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Scenic Drive
The Great Ocean Road
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art Uluru.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 97°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5

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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 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Safari
Safaris
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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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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