19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Ocean Road Tours, Australian Treasure Walks - Melbourne Lanes and Arcades and Queen Victoria Market. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Melbourne Gaol and Royal Exhibition Building. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel route planner.

Miami, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Melbourne is 15 hours. Traveling from Miami in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue), hike along Kuniya Walk, then make a trip to Uluru, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Great Barrier Reef Charters has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, then take a tour by water with Great Barrier Reef Charters, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Cairns

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added Esplanade Lagoon Pool to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Annie's at the Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 66°F. On the 30th (Thu), you're off to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Sydney

— 3 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.