19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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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.
St. Mary's Cathedral and The Rocks will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, stroll through Manly Beach, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the landmark architecture of National Museum of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin. On the next day, get curious at Questacon and then explore the engaging exhibits at Old Parliament House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

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Fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Canberra in January: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Hobart

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Hobart to Darwin by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Darwin is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Hobart in January, you will find days in Darwin are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much hotter (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip tool.

You can fly from Darwin to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Muddy's Playground make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Other, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Kirra Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Gold Coast at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Australia travel guide

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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.