19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Monte-Carlo
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: Monte-Carlo

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then examine the collection at Federation Square. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Monte-Carlo, Monaco to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Monte-Carlo to Melbourne. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Adelaide Oval and Art Gallery of South Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Morgan Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Blowhole Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach
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Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery in Mossman--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
GOMA ©
GOMA
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Roma Street Parkland

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Australian National Maritime Museum and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in January, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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