19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Blue Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Torquay
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and then identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Blue Mountains National Park trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Blue Mountains National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Blue Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Airlie Beach. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in November, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Tours, #Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitsunday Island day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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 28th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

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#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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 30th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and National Sports Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Torquay online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 8th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Torquay to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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